Evaluating Green Roof Energy Performance

Report Number

FSEC-CR-1659-06

URL

http://publications.energyresearch.ucf.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/FSEC-CR-1659-06.pdf

Keywords

Roofs; Buildings; Energy Conservation; Energy Efficiency

Abstract

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 flat roofs.

Date Published

2-20-2006

Notes

Original Publication: Jeffrey Sonne, "Evaluating Green Roof Energy Performance:, 2006, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (www.ashrae.org). ASHRAE Journal, Vol. 48, February 2006

© 2006 American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc.

Local Subjects

Buildings - Energy Conservation; Buildings - Energy Efficiency; Buildings - Roofs

Collection

FSEC Energy Research Center® Collection

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