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Joyce Center Green Roof

The Notre Dame Joyce Center is home to the largest green roof in the state of Indiana

The Notre Dame Joyce Center, home to the LEED Gold-certified Purcell Pavilion, at 79,096 square feet, is also home to the largest green roof in the state of Indiana. Spanning nearly 2 acres of space along and between the double domes of the Joyce Center, the roof surface is the fifth living rooftop installed at Notre Dame.
Green roofs provide several sustainability benefits including increased building energy efficiency, improved air quality, noise reduction, and stormwater management.
Green roofs provide immediate and long-term benefits to the structure and surrounding environment. They are proven to mitigate stormwater run-off, improve air quality by reducing carbon dioxide, and conserve rainwater for release back into the atmosphere.
Energy Efficiency
The Joyce Center green roof provides a natural insulation to keep indoor temperatures cooler during the summer months and warmer during the cold months.