Friday, May 14, 2010

Milwaukee Public Library Plants Green Roof

Thousands of sedum, chives and grasses were planted across the 30,000 square-foot roof of Milwaukee's Central Library May 7. In a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article, Taj Schoening, MPL's business operations manager, said that the green roof will allow rainwater to be collected and stored, rather than running into the city's sewer system. The planting is also expected to double the life expectancy of the flat roof.

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