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Green Roof

Green features planned for HKU extension

Wind turbines, solar panels, rooftop gardens and more than 400 extra trees are among eco-friendly features planned for the University of Hong Kong's HK$2.5 billion campus extension.

Tuesday, 1 April, 2008, 12:00am

Green drive with a heart

Award-winning roof garden shows students can help the environment

Students are growing plants on their school rooftops to beautify the surroundings and improve the environment.

With schools in Hong Kong having little open space, the rooftop is an ideal place for students to practise their gardening skills.

22 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Rooftop gardens challenge for green fingers

Schools are being encouraged to green up their roofs with vegetation in an environmental competition.

13 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Green rooftops perfect foil for heat and smog

Hong Kong has the potential to turn its thousands of rooftops into gardens that would reduce temperatures in buildings and cut energy consumption on air conditioning, an academic said yesterday.

Jim Chi-yung, a professor of geography at the University of Hong Kong, said the rooftop greening method, which he was testing, would also cool down the city.

20 Dec 2006 - 12:00am