Koehler, M.K., 2004, Energetic effects of green roofs on the urban climate near to the ground and to the building surfaces, International Green roof Association
- Author : Koehler, M.K.
- Year : 2004
- Pages : 72-79
- Publisher : International Green roof Association
- Abstract in English : Green roofs are relevant to cool down inner city surfaces. This effect shall be explained by the measurements of the storage capacity, the run-off, evaporation, interception rates and climate parameters. The data set was taken in the vegetation period of 2004. The green roof values of the research area in Neubrandenburg (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany) are compared to a typical gravel-covered roof on the same building and older datasets from a research roof at the UFA-factory in Berlin. The amount of the cooling efficiency of a green roof can be calculated as an energetic process steered by the quantity of rain retained in the growing medium. If the fact of cooling surfaces shall be a relevant factor in green roof planting, it is necessary to select a growing medium with a high storage capacity.
- Comments/Notes : KEYWORDS: green roofs, climate, urban ecology, substrate, water retention, temperature. SEE ALSO: IGRA, 2004. International Green Roof Congress. Conference Transcript. International Green roof Association, Berlin. 176 p.