The University of Wisconsin-Superior has broken ground on a new $20.9 million student center. It will feature greater energy efficiency and more efficient use of space. Its environmentally friendly "green roof" will be covered with plants that absorb heat and rainwater, with excess rainwater directed into a special garden to avoid contributing to storm water runoff. The center is scheduled to be largely completed by August 2009. The architect is Workshop Architects.
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