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Sustainability 2015, 7(3), 2804-2817; doi:10.3390/su7032804

Study on the Thermal Effects and Air Quality Improvement of Green Roof

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Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Intelligent Building Energy Efficiency, Suzhou University of Science and Technology, Suzhou 215009, China
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Suzhou Key Laboratory of Mobile Networking and Applied Technologies, Suzhou University of Science and Technology, Suzhou 215009, China
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Suzhou Institute of Nano-Tech and Nano-Bionics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Suzhou 215009, China
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Academic Editor: Vincenzo Torretta
Received: 16 December 2014 / Revised: 26 February 2015 / Accepted: 27 February 2015 / Published: 6 March 2015
(This article belongs to the Section Sustainable Use of the Environment and Resources)
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Abstract

Heat island phenomenon and air quality deterioration issues are two major problems that have occurred during the process of urbanization, especially in developing countries. A number of measures have been proposed, among which roof greening is considered as a promising one due to its outstanding performance in thermal effects as well as air quality improvement. A self-maintenance system, termed the Green Roof Manager (GRM), which comprises the irrigation and shadowing subsystems, is proposed in this paper, focusing on the automatic and reliable operation of the roof greening system rather than exploiting new plant species. A three month long experiment was set up, resulting in the observation that a 14.7% of, on average, temperature reduction can be achieved in summer after deploying the GRM system. During a 24-hour monitoring experiment the PM2.5 concentrations above the GRM was reduced by up to 14.1% over the bare roof. View Full-Text
Keywords: urbanization; green roof; self-maintenance; sustainability; thermal effects; air quality urbanization; green roof; self-maintenance; sustainability; thermal effects; air quality
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Luo, H.; Wang, N.; Chen, J.; Ye, X.; Sun, Y.-F. Study on the Thermal Effects and Air Quality Improvement of Green Roof. Sustainability 2015, 7, 2804-2817.

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