publication . Article . 2015

Design strategies for integration of green roofs in sustainable housing

Avi Friedman;
Open Access English
  • Published: 29 Dec 2015
  • Publisher: Universitat Politècnica de València
  • Country: Spain
Abstract
[EN] Green roofs are the integration of plant material and its supporting structures in buildings. Such an approach provides a habitat for local flora and fauna, helps manage storm water, reduces heat demand in winter and the cooling load in the summer, enhances the aesthetic values of dwellings, provides the occupants with comfort and amenities and strengthens environmental responsibility. Because roofs represent approximately 40 percent to 50 percent of the surfaces in urban areas, green roofs have an important role in drainage and as a result water management as well. In fact, when a green roof is installed on 50 percent or more of the roof’s surface, it guar...
Subjects
free text keywords: Green Roof, Classification, Maintenance, Vegetation, Construction, Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering, TD1-1066, Architectural engineering. Structural engineering of buildings, TH845-895
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