Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, Peoria, IL
Ziang has conducted research to determine the effectiveness of green roofs. The soil vegetation systems placed on top of building delays rainwater from entering the drainage system, decreases air pollution and noise, and lowers carbon dioxide concentrations. Ziang’s year-long study revealed that the green roof provided heat savings and retained runoff water. Ziang has presented his research at the IMSAloquium and at IMSA’s Power Up Conference.