|This google map screenshot of five big installations on
AU's Campus needs to be updated (Cassell Hall is no
longer under construction)
This visit, I came across a good viewpoint on the 7-story parking garage next to the Mary Graydon Center. Here are a few takeaways.
First, Nextility did the install in September 2011 (http://www.nextility.com/solar/solar-projects/). The solar water heating system installed at Mary Graydon is integrated with a green roof. The design allows for the plants and green roof material to weigh the solar ballasts down and the solar tubes provide just the right amount of shade for the plants.
Second, AU is a signatory of the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC). The last time I mentioned the ACUPCC was for my post on Mt. Saint Mary's solar farm. I'm happy to see there's been an increase since that post in mid-February (they've added 12 signatories)!
|Mary Graydon Center solar and green roof (top and bottom
left) and my vantage point/parking lot (bottom right).
- Top: Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
- Under construction: Cassell Hall
- Center: Mary Graydon Center
- Bottom left: Bender Library
- Bottom right: School of International Service