publication . Contribution for newspaper or weekly magazine . 2014

Green Roof Potential in Arab Cities

Attia, Shady;
Open Access English
  • Published: 20 Aug 2014
  • Country: Belgium
Abstract
Urban green roofs have long been promoted as an easy and effective strategy for beautifying the built environment and increasing investment opportunity. The building roof is very important because it has a direct impact on thermal comfort and energy conservation in and around buildings. Urban green roofs can help to address the lack of green space in many urban areas. Urban green roofs provides the city with open spaces that helps reduce urban heat island effect and provides the human population on the site with a connection to the outdoors. However, we must differentiate between two types of urban green roofs and assess their adaptability to Arab cities. This a...
Subjects
free text keywords: green roof, roof houses, hot climates, : Architecture [Engineering, computing & technology], : Architecture [Ingénierie, informatique & technologie]
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