DULUTH - It's the start of another season for gardening and green
energy on the roof of a building in downtown Duluth.
Once the top level of a parking ramp, the "Motor–Pool" building in Downtown Duluth has a
new purpose for its roof.
Over the past few years plants have served as fun for gardeners and even a cost–saver for the city.
"We put a lot more insulation on the roof
and by having the green roof and the
more insulation its cut the heating bill by about two– thirds in this
building," said Tony Mancuso, Duluth's Property Management Supervisor.
Each winter month the city can save about $4,000 on heating the
It also keeps cool air in better in the summer.