Sustainable building envelope - garden roof system performance

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Conference2004 RCI Building Envelope Symposium: 04 November 2004, New Orleans, LA.
Pages114; # of pages: 14
Subjectgarden roof system, green roof, sustainability, thermal performance, stormwater runoff; Rooftop gardens
AbstractGarden roof systems (GRS) are specialized roofing systems that support vegetation growth on rooftops. GRS not only add aesthetic appeal to the unused roof space that is available in most urban areas; they also provide multiple benefits in an urban context. From a building's point of view, the plants and soil protect the roofing membrane from exposure to ultra violet radiation, extreme temperatures and physical damage, thus contributing positively to the roof's service life.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number47354
NPARC number20378306
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Record created2012-07-24
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