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The effect of green roofs on pedestrian level air temperature

Jamei, Elmira and Rajagopalan, Priyadarsini 2015, The effect of green roofs on pedestrian level air temperature, in BS 2015: Proceedings of the 14th Conference of International Building Performance Simulation Association, [IBPSA], [Hyderabad, India], pp. 987-992.

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Title The effect of green roofs on pedestrian level air temperature
Author(s) Jamei, Elmira
Rajagopalan, Priyadarsini
Conference name Building Performance Simulation Association. Conference (14th : 2015 : Hyderabad, India)
Conference location Hyderabad, India
Conference dates 7-9 Dec. 2015
Title of proceedings BS 2015: Proceedings of the 14th Conference of International Building Performance Simulation Association
Editor(s) Khare, Vaibhav Rai
Chaudhary, Gaurav
Publication date 2015
Conference series Building Performance Simulation Association
Start page 987
End page 992
Total pages 6
Publisher [IBPSA]
Place of publication [Hyderabad, India]
Keyword(s) Urban air temperature
Design elements
Green roofs
Pedestrian level
Summary Man made alterations have resulted in higher air temperatures in cities, compared to their surrounding rural areas. There are many attempts to modify the urban design elements to ameliorate urban heat island effect. One among them is the concept of green roofs. There is a potential to incorporate vegetation to the large roof area of the buildings. Several studies investigated the effect of micro and macro scale implementation of green roofs. Most of these studies examined the impact of green roofs on the air temperature variation at the roof level, whereas studies are lacking on the effect of green roof at the pedestrian level. Therefore, this study aims to explore the impact of green roofs on the air temperature at pedestrian level, in the central business district (CBD), using Melbourne as a case study. A generic layout of Melbourne's CBD is modelled using ENVI-met 3.1 BETA 4. A number of different scenarios with different green roof coverages and building heights are examined. It was found that green roofs did not have significant impact on the temperatures at pedestrian level.
Language eng
Field of Research 120104 Architectural Science and Technology (incl Acoustics, Lighting, Structure and Ecologically Sustainable Design)
Socio Economic Objective 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
ERA Research output type E Conference publication
Copyright notice ©2015, Building Performance Simulation Association
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30084991

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