|Overall Rating||Silver - expired|
|Submission Date||Oct. 13, 2017|
University of Notre Dame
IN-25: Innovation B
|1.00 / 1.00||
Campus Safety & University Operatis
Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:
In 2017, “green roofs” were installed on three campus buildings, making Notre Dame home to the largest vegetative “living” roof system in the state of Indiana. At close to 43,000 square feet collectively, the installation of the green roof system is another integral element of Notre Dame’s actions to steward and positively impact our natural environment. Green roofs act as a substantial layer of insulation, reducing the roof temperature. As a result, heating and cooling systems do not have to work as hard, providing a more energy-efficient process. In addition, a vegetative roof provides a better way to capture that rainwater, thereby reducing the amount of waste water being sent to area treatment facilities. Finally, green roofs serve to increase the endurance of the roof by acting as a protective barrier to the waterproofing membrane below. A vegetative roof easily absorbs the shock of changes in the weather, protecting the material below, which increases the longevity of the roof.
Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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