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The HUB's green roof

The HUB green roof features a variety of plants, a patio and a digital weather station for collecting and analyzing data about the health of the rooftop garden. Image: Angela Kendall
October 12, 2016

A gift from the Class of 2014 and constructed as part of the HUB-Robeson Center addition and renovation project, the HUB green roof opened in summer 2016 as a space for Penn Staters to relax and enjoy nature from the center of campus.

Julianna Razryadov, a graduate student in horticulture and a member of Penn State’s Student Farm, is studying the benefits of using native plants to boost the sustainability and aesthetics of green roofs. Image: Courtesy of Julianna Razr

For her own research project, Razryadov planted a small experimental garden with native plants and used the weather station to monitor her plants’ health throughout the summer. Image: Angela Kendall

In addition to planting a garden, Razryadov helped develop signage to educate community members about the green roof’s sustainability benefits, plants and weather station. Image: Angela Kendall

In addition to the HUB green roof, there are also green roofs atop the Millennium Science Complex, Lewis Katz Building, Forest Resources Building and the Student Health Center. Image: Angela Kendall

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