A Green And Solar Roof How-To

<p>The installation of a green roof and solar array on the rooftop of the new WGBH building in Boston is captured on video.</p>
May 27, 2008, 12pm PDT | Christian Madera | @cpmadera
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"WGBH is planting roots along with the solar arrays on the rooftop of its new building in Boston's Brighton neighborhood.

[Watch a] Somerville company make the rooftop garden happen, with special soil and vegetation that can withstand wind gusts and drought."

"Proponents say a hot summer day pushes up conventional roof temperatures to 150-plus degrees, but a green roof's summertime temperature (in Boston) tops out around 90, keeping the building below cooler -- and saving energy."

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Published on Saturday, May 24, 2008 in The Boston Globe
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