Engineering performance of garden roofs in North (Canadian) climate - 5 years of field data

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ConferenceProceedings of the 24th International Convention & Trade Show: 12 March 2009, Dallas, TX., USA
Pages16; # of pages: 6
Subjectroofing, green roof, garden roof, thermal performance; Rooftop gardens
AbstractGarden Roof Systems (GRS) are specialized roof systems that support vegetation growth on rooftops. Industry claims that the GRS offer a number of benefits such as longer service life for the waterproofing membrane, reduction in the heating/cooling needs of a building, thereby lowering the energy demands and associated greenhouse gas emissions. It is also expected that GRS can reduce storm water runoff and improve water quality. Technical advances in roofing membranes and components offer techniques to install GRS in different climatic conditions. To quantify the engineering performance of the GRS in cold climates, National Research Council Canada instrumented and monitored the field performance of a generic GRS at its Ottawa campus.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number50856
NPARC number20377222
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Record created2012-07-24
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