Haley Green Roof

The newly installed Haley Center Green Roof (photo Vicky Santos)

Links to stories about the Haley Green Roof

"AU students design enviro-friendly roof for Haley Center" - Opelika Auburn News

"Campus landmark shows off ‘Green Roof’" - The Auburn Plainsman

"Challenge from AU's Liberal Arts Dean results in green roof project" - Auburn E-Commons

"Haley roof gets touch of green" - AU Report

College of Liberal Arts Spotlight

Benefits of a Green Roof
  • Saves energy by insulating against heat and cold
  • Reduces “heat island” effect created by roof heat
  • Helps to absorb CO2
  • Reduces impact of storm water runoff
  • It’s beautiful!

Links to additional general information about Green Roofs


About Green Roofs from Green Roofs for Healthy Cities

Green Grids, the system used on the Haley Center Green Roof

Atlanta City Hall Green Roof



Students from the Spring 2006 Auburn Sustainability Action Project (ASAP). The green roof was one of the projects conceived, designed, and created by students in the class.


ASAP students filling grids with planting medium


Newly planted grids being cared for at the Auburn Department of Horticulture greenhouse facility at the beginning of summer 2006.


Native Plant List for AU Green Roof


Southern Prairie aster

‘Jane Bath’ Aromatic aster

Large flowered coreopsis

Prairie Coneflower

‘Common Purple’ Garden Phlox

Prairie Phlox

clumping obedient plant

Black-eyed Susan

White Goldenrod, GA

‘Peachie’s Pink’

Hairy awn muhly grass, GA

  • Muhlenbergia filipes