Evaluating Green Roof Energy Performance
Roofs; Buildings; Energy Conservation; Energy Efficiency
Green or vegetated roofs are becoming more popular in the United States. High profile examples of U.S. green roofs include the Chicago City Hall and Ford Motor Company Dearborn truck plant that has a total green roof area of more than 10 acres (4 ha). Chicago has begun issuing grants to help residential and small commercial building owners install green roofs. Green roofs have been in use in Europe for centuries and are a more recent phenomenon in the U.S. Germany has emerged as a leader in modern green roof technology and usage where it's estimated that there are more than 800 green roofs that comprise 10% of all fl at roofs.
Buildings - Energy Conservation; Buildings - Energy Efficiency; Buildings - Roofs
Florida Solar Energy Center and Sonne, Jeffrey, "Evaluating Green Roof Energy Performance" (2006). FSEC Energy Research Center®. 508.