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Student initiative driven low impact design concept to introduce a extensive modular green roof to the campus community reducing: total imperviou… Read More
Student initiative driven low impact design concept to introduce a extensive modular green roof to the campus community reducing: total impervious cover, reduction of heat island effect, reduction in total maximum daily loads of heavy metals and nutrients into the nearby Eagleville Brook. As well activate the Gant Plaza into an engaging destination for the estimated 12,000 cars & pedestrians that pass it everyday. Read Less
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Connecticut Conference on Natural Resources

Gant Plaza Green Roof, University of Connecticut, 2007
Undergraduate Research, Landscape Architecture
Poster Submission: 4' X 6'

THEME: Connecticut's Changing Landscape
SOFTWARE: ArcView GIS, AutoCad 2004, Adobe Photoshop


SUMMARY

March 9, 2007 the first annual Connecticut Conference on Natural Resources was held at the University of Connecticut.  The Gant Plaza Green Roof Demonstration Project was submitted, in a 4' x 6' poster format,  by myself, Andrea Vassallo, under the multidisciplinary theme of: Connecticut's Changing Landscape. 

The poster aimed to promote community outreach to the engaged public, state and federal government, academia & non-governmental organizations with hope to build momentum to secure federal monies under the P-3 Grant of the Clean Water Act Section 319 for installation, monitoring and research of an extensive green roof on
the Edward V. Gant Science Complex Plaza.

The Gant Plaza Green Roof Demonstration Project aimed to look at the affects of campus urbanization through the impact of impervious surfaces and their effects on immediate and regional context of the natural and cultural resources of Eagleville Brook in Mansfield, CT and the Willimantic River basin.

The CT Department of Environmental Protection placed Eagleville Brook on the 2004 list of Connecticut Waterbodies not meeting Water Quality Standards and is still being monitored today. 


Gant Plaza Green Roof poster submission with author and designer Andrea Vassallo, 2007.