The New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation has granted Syracuse, New York's St. Joseph's Health Center $712,500 through the Green Innovation Grant Program. The funding, which comes from the Green Innovation Grant program will be used to construct a green roof on the new emergency services building. The green roof will move St. Josephs a step closer towards becoming Central New York's first LEED certified health care institution.
A total of 39,500 square-feet, St. Josephs green roof will be the biggest of its kind on any health care facility in New York State. The roof is expected to divert more than 550,000 gallons of storm water from going into the municipal storm sewer, while providing superior insulation.
For more information visit http://www.nysefc.org/GreenGrants/GIGPProjects/StJosephsHospitalHealthCenter.aspx.