THERMAL SCIENCE

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GREEN LIVING ROOF IMPLEMENTATION AND INFLUENCES OF THE SOIL LAYER ON ITS PROPERTIES

ABSTRACT
Affected by undeniable climatic change, the temperature of the urban areas rises continually, increasing rapidly the energy problem of cities and amplifying the pollution problems. The thermal stress is increased, thus both the indoor and the outdoor thermal comfort levels are decreased, enhancing the health problems. Green roof implementation in the building envelope is strategy that provides heat island amelioration, thermal comfort for occupants and reduces energy consump-tion of buildings. Green living roofs are a passive cooling technique, which can stop the incoming solar radiation from reaching the building structure below. In this paper, we assessed the importance of the green roofs in providing environ-mental and building energy benefits, and brief investigation on the different con-figuration of the soil layer in the green roof assembly influences to the tempera-ture of the roof surface was presented. Investigation was conducted for first phase of the living roof growth. Four cells were designed in SolidWorks software where the transient thermal study was performed in order to determine differences between the behavior of the conventional roof and three green roof types.
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PAPER SUBMITTED: 2016-04-21
PAPER REVISED: 2016-07-16
PAPER ACCEPTED: 2016-09-19
PUBLISHED ONLINE: 2016-12-25
DOI REFERENCE: https://doi.org/10.2298/TSCI16S5511D
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THERMAL SCIENCE YEAR 2016, VOLUME 20, ISSUE Supplement 5, PAGES [S1511 - S1520]
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