Using garden roof systems to achieve sustainable building envelopes

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TypeIssue
Series titleConstruction Technology Update; no. 65
ISSN1206-1220
Physical description6 p.
Subjectgarden roof; green roof; rooftop garden; thermal performance; energy efficiency; stormwater runoff; vegetation; evapotranspiration; Rooftop gardens
AbstractThere is increasing interest in the garden roof system as a sustainable building design option in North America today. This Update reports the results of a field study to evaluate the thermal performance of this technology, as well as its potential to retain storm water runoff.
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PublisherInstitute for Research in Construction. National Research Council Canada
LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
NoteAussi disponible en français : Des toitures-jardins pour une meilleure durabilité des enveloppes des bâtiments
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number48160
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NPARC number20326463
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Record identifierc95f042f-c32c-44b1-9e11-6055eadff533
Record created2012-07-18
Record modified2016-05-09
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