Sustainable building envelope – garden roof system performance

Liu, K., 2004, Sustainable building envelope – garden roof system performance, CI Building Envelope Symposium

  • Author : Liu, K.
  • Year : 2004
  • Pages : 1-14
  • Publisher : CI Building Envelope Symposium
  • Outline in English : OUTLINE: Garden 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.
  • Comments/Notes : KEYWORDS: green roofs, sustainability, rainwater management, insulation, economy. [Downloadable from: ]