As main campus has continued to transform in recent years, Temple outlined an ambitious but necessary goal as part of its updated Climate Action Plan released in 2019: becoming carbon neutral by 2050. A key component of this push? Retrofit current buildings and communal spaces to incorporate updated sustainability features, such as green roofs.
Green roofs aim to provide better stormwater management and improve temperature efficiency within the building are coupled with lush greenery—equal parts form and function. Many Temple schools and colleges began work to support the climate plan along with the Office of Sustainability, including the Beasley School of Law, which is exploring a green roof as a signature sustainability project with the help of an engineering senior design team.