Innovative sustainable technologies are integrated to reclaim rainwater as well as insulate the roof of this building
During August and September of 2013, the new 12,000 sq. ft. green roof was built atop Howlett Hall, located at the Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Gardens, an area of The Ohio State University campus known for its beautiful gathering of unique and exotic trees, plants and flowers.
The new green roof is quite fitting since Howlett Hall is home to the departments of Agricultural Administration, Food and Science Technology, and Horticulture and Crop Science—all of which operate under the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.
The benefits of the Green Roof are numerous, and include: lengthening the lifespan of the new roof; diverting about 200,000 gallons of stormwater runoff each year; reducing utility costs in the summer (with approximately $10,000 in utility savings annually); and, not least, increasing green space in the urban landscape. You can learn more at: http://thechadwickgreenroofproject.weebly.com/.
Team Gemini is an active partner of The Ohio State University’s OBIC Bioproducts Innovation Center (OBIC), spearheaded by Denny Hall and his team of innovators in the fields of bioproducts, sustainable agriculture and other related fields of study and research. Part of the ongoing partnership is an emphasis on creating new curriculum for developing sustainability in the region and country, as well as empowering young and old stewards of the environment.
About Team Gemini LLC
Team Gemini LLC (TG) is a sustainable project design and development company based in Orlando, Florida that develops community-based technology clusters that yield sustainable agriculture and renewable energy. TG works with communities, government and public sector leaders to combine renewable energy, recycling, water conservation and food production in a closed-loop sustainable relationship. The company’s sustainable clusters function as a carbon-neutral operation guided by Corporate Social Responsibility and an alignment with the Triple Bottom Line.
To learn more about Team Gemini services and markets, please visit http://www.teamgemini.us
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