A new project at UAB is sending researchers through the roof. In a pioneering test of a hot “green” technology, UAB’s facilities management department has installed 15 miniature gardens and other experimental coverings (including river rock and marble chips) atop the Chemistry Building.

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Water, chemicals and energy were cheap when Alabama Power Company constructed its Powell Avenue steam plant more than 60 years ago. So, the capture of hot condensate left over from the steam generated by the coal-fire plant and return of it to the boiler for re-use likely wasn’t a consideration at the drawing table.

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