Columbia University Research Project

We know the environmental benefits of a green roof include Stormwater management, increase in air quality, and decrease in cooling costs, see below pictures

But Ashley Grant, Brandon Harvey, Michael Smith, William Alicea, Jared Hatcher, Marco Dwyer, Warrick Balfour from Alfred E. Smith CTE High School students are teaming up with Columbia University, Marc Perez, Christina Ho, and Nathaniel Wight to study something new: a Green-Roof Integrated Photovoltaic Canopy (GRIPV-c).

GRIP-c aims to evaluate data collected from four model houses, one housing a control roof, another with a green roof, a standard fixed photovoltaic system, and a GRIPV-c system. Essentially, we want to quantify the mutual benefit of green roofs and solar panels. See below illustration of our research

We’ll use this site to update our findings. If interested in signing up for email updates of blog posts, just be aware that you’ll receive posts relating to student programs and student resources as well.

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