Living Wall in University Libraries

Recipient:

University Libraries

Amount:

$30,000

University Libraries received funding to build a "living wall" in McKeldin Library. Living walls, indoor surfaces covered with live plants, improve indoor air quality and can reduce the need for air conditioning. The McKeldin living wall will be designed by students in the Department of Plant Sciences and Landscape Architecture. With so many people passing through the university's largest library every day, the McKeldin living wall will expose countless people to a new sustainability concept.