Evaluating Rooftop and Vertical Gardens as an Adaptation Strategy for Urban Areas

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.4224/20386110
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TypeTechnical Report
Physical description110 p.
SubjectRooftop gardens
AbstractGreen roof infrastructure has become a multi-million dollar industry in Germany and is gaining popularity in other European countries as well. Green roof infrastructure is more than just soil and plants on a roof, but consists of specialized membranes and drainage barriers to support the growing of vegetation on top of buildings. The benefits of this technology were researched and presented in the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation Report Greenbacks from Green Roofs (Peck at el., 1999). Many of the advantages of these technologies, such as the reduction of stormwater runoff, the reduction of cooling loads and the reduction of the urban heat island suggested that this technology could play a role in helping Canadian cities adapt to climate change. The goal of this research was to assess these benefits in a Canadian context.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number46737
NPARC number20386110
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Record created2012-07-25
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