Installing a green roof on a school building can be a complex and lengthy endeavor. However, with proper research, administrative support, a dedicated project team, funding, and patience, schools can successfully navigate the process. Before taking on any green roof project, the school administration should determine if this is a priority for students, teachers, and the parent community. Also, consideration of long-term maintenance must be included in a green roof project proposal.
It is advisable to start small, such as developing a successful ground-level garden that can be maintained and used as an outdoor classroom, before considering a green roof.
For further information:
Educational Green Roofs Conference, 2017
Hosted by PS 41, National Wildlife Federation, NYC Department of Education Office of Sustainability, and the NYC Department of Environmental Protection.
Coming Soon: A Guide to Installing Green Roofs on NYC Public Schools