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Environmental conference to tour Johns Hopkins green roof

Wednesday, 19 March 2008

The green roof of the Decker Quadrangle at Johns Hopkins University will be on show April 29 on a walking tour offered as part of the sixth annual Greening Rooftops for Sustainable Communities conference in Baltimore. The tour, “Midtown Baltimore by Foot”, will take conference participants on a two-mile walk through Johns Hopkins’ Homewood campus and the adjoining Remington neighborhood.

One of the largest green roofs in the state of Maryland, the 75,000 sf grassy quadrangle is a defining element of Johns Hopkins’ Homewood campus while screening a 604-space parking garage beneath. The Quadrangle and adjacent Computational Science Building and Mason Hall were completed last fall and dedicated in October.

The three-day conference (April 30-May 2) is organized by Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC) a not-for-profit industry association working to promote the green roof industry, and is co-hosted with the City of Baltimore. The conference will offer sessions focused on a range of aspects of green roof development, including policies and programs to support green roofs; green roof design and implementation; and research and technical papers on green roof performance.


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