WEWilliams at osprey.smcm.edu
Fri Oct 20 11:21:44 EST 2000
At 16:53 +0100 10/20/00, Judy Schmalstig wrote:
>We have a wonderful greenhouse, but it is located a 15 minute walk from
>the Biology building. I asked the long-range planners to plan to build
>a new one closer to the building. However, we are next to the
>administration building and a rose garden is OK, but not a greenhouse.
>They want to put it on the roof of our building. However, being in
>Central Florida, I think that it will be too hot on the roof and using a
>swamp cooler may present some potential water leakage problems. Does
>anyone have experience with a greenhouse on the roof which you can share
>jschmals at rollins.edu
I don't think temperature is likely to be much higher on the roof
than on the ground. However, the real problem with being on the roof
is leaks into the [classrooms, laboratories, offices, fill in the
blanks] below. In my experience, the question is not whether the
greenhouse will leak into the spaces below, but when.
William E. Williams
Saint Mary's College of Maryland
18952 E. Fisher Rd.
Saint Mary's City, MD 20686-3001
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