Green Roof

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My professor, Giovanna DiChiro, has been discussing with a staff member at the Serenity House in Philadelphia about the possibility of collaborating to install a green roof there. Serenity House is a safe space located on Lehigh Avenue in Philadelphia that hosts support groups, ministry, and discussions. I will be working with my Professor DiChiro and Serenity House staff to help design a green roof for their building. Through this E5 project, I will be researching green roofs to inform the beginning of this design process. Specifically, I hope to learn about the materials needed for a green roof, potential structural restraints, and vegetation options. I know that the roof’s accessibility and the group’s vision for the space will necessarily define the design, but unfortunately I have not yet had a chance to speak with the Serenity House staff.

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