CHARLESTON, SC — The city is becoming the first in the state to install a green roof on a municipal building, according to WCIV-TV.
The roof was built atop a storage facility and was designed by architect Benjamin S. Whitener, the article stated.
According to the article, the roof is made up of a configuration of plants, soil and drainage layers that will absorb storm water and help reduce pollution in the area.
"It will reduce costs related to roof replacement, repair and maintenance and resurfacing," said Charleston Mayor Joe Riley.
"The roof will also mitigate the heat island effect as the plants absorb heat that would normally reflect back into the atmosphere," Riley added.
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