Green Roofs: A Sustainable Strategy
Provides an overview of green roof systems including the types, benefits, components and related standards, as well as a discussion on how green roofs mitigate urban heat island effect and reduce stormwater run-off.
Sustainable Development & Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
explain how green roofs diminish the urban heat island effect: a major environmental issue
describe how green roofs reduce stormwater run-off, dust/smog levels, and re-oxygenate the air
explain how green roofs extend the life of the roof while providing a natural habitat for plants and animals
list and define the types/components of green roofs, as well as the environmental, technical, and owner/occupant benefits of green roofs, and
explain the design considerations and standards relating to green roofs.
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