NEW YORK — Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney joined Regis High School Principal Philip Judge to dedicate Regis High School''s much anticipated new green roof, according to a press release.
The green roof at Regis is one of approximately 10 roofs that will be the subject of Columbia''s Earth Institute with federal funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the release stated.
The study will determine the effectiveness of green roofs in reducing pollution and conserving energy, the release noted.
"This green roof is not only a wonderful amenity for Regis'' students and teachers, but also for the entire nation," Representative Maloney remarked.
"The findings of Columbia''s study could make an important contribution to the future development of green roofs throughout the country," Maloney added.
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