Green Roof Research

Urban Agriculture

At CSU Spur, green roof systems and an expansive greenhouse atop the Terra building show how urban spaces can be used for plant and food production. The green roof serves as a research and demonstration facility to build on previous CSU research to investigate water use, food production, agrivoltaics, plant-pollinator interactions, seeding, and other emergent industry questions.

Watch a recent 9-News video about SPUR’s Green Roofs

Why Spur?

Because of the City of Denver’s Green Building Ordinance, which specifically identifies the use of green roofs as an environmental solution, the location of CSU Spur is ideal for green roof research, outreach and innovation.

Very little research worldwide has been evaluated in semiarid regions like the Mountain West and the impact of research at Spur will be far reaching.