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Green roofs in Melbourne - potential and practice

Rajagopalan, P. and Fuller, R. J. 2010, Green roofs in Melbourne - potential and practice, in Solar 2010 : Proceedings of the 48th AuSES Annual Conference : Bringing business and research together for a better tomorrow, [AuSES], [Canberra, A.C.T.], pp. 1-10.

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Title Green roofs in Melbourne - potential and practice
Author(s) Rajagopalan, P.
Fuller, R. J.
Conference name Australian Solar Energy Society Conference (48th : 2010 : Canberra, A.C.T.)
Conference location Canberra, ACT.
Conference dates 1-3 Dec. 2010
Title of proceedings Solar 2010 : Proceedings of the 48th AuSES Annual Conference : Bringing business and research together for a better tomorrow
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2010
Conference series Australian Solar Energy Society Conference
Start page 1
End page 10
Total pages 10
Publisher [AuSES]
Place of publication [Canberra, A.C.T.]
Keyword(s) green roofs
Melbourne
commercial buildings
potential
practice
Summary In Melbourne, green roofs are increasingly being included in the new and retrofitted buildings that claim to be ‘sustainable’ or ‘green’. This enthusiasm follows overseas experience where a variety of benefits have been recorded; these include a reduction in heating and cooling loads. This benefit is of particular importance because of the urgent need to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions associated with air conditioning. What is the potential for such savings and to what extent are some of the existing green roofs likely to achieve these benefits? This paper begins with a review of the overseas experience to reduce conditioning loads, particularly cooling, in temperate climates. Some observations on the potential and practice of green roofs in Melbourne is then presented. The results of measurements of plant canopy, soil and hard surface temperatures on two green roofs in the Melbourne Central Business District are discussed and future on-going work is outlined.
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Language eng
Field of Research 120202 Building Science and Techniques
Socio Economic Objective 960301 Climate Change Adaptation Measures
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
HERDC collection year 2010
Copyright notice ©2010, AuSES
Free to Read? Yes
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30033688

Document type: Conference Paper
Collections: School of Architecture and Built Environment
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