The Laboratory Definition of the Thermal Resistance of Growing Media for Green Roofs: New Experimental Setups
AbstractGreen roofs are one of the most extensively investigated roofing technologies. Most of the bibliographical studies show results of researches focused on the analysis of different configurations of green roofs, but only few researches deal with the calculation of the growing media thermal resistance using laboratory tests. From 2009 to 2013, ITC-CNR, the Construction Technologies Institute of the National Research Council of Italy, carried out a first laboratory experimental campaign focused on the definition of thermal performances curves of growing media for green roofs as a function of both density and percentage of internal moisture. During this campaign, the experimental results underlined some existing gaps, such as the absence of specific standards concerning the sample laboratory preparation, the absence of shared references concerning the compaction level reached by samples in real working conditions and the evaluation of the internal moisture content of growing media exposed to atmospheric agents. For this reason, the ITC-CNR has set up a second experimental campaign focused on the solution of the gaps underlined by the first phase concerning the preparation of samples for the laboratory calculation of the thermal resistance of growing media for green roofs. This paper proposes and presents methodological approaches, methods and new test devices implemented to solve these gaps, and the results obtained. View Full-Text
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Barozzi, B.; Bellazzi, A.; Maffè, C.; Meroni, I. The Laboratory Definition of the Thermal Resistance of Growing Media for Green Roofs: New Experimental Setups. Buildings 2018, 8, 139.
Barozzi B, Bellazzi A, Maffè C, Meroni I. The Laboratory Definition of the Thermal Resistance of Growing Media for Green Roofs: New Experimental Setups. Buildings. 2018; 8(10):139.Chicago/Turabian Style
Barozzi, Benedetta; Bellazzi, Alice; Maffè, Claudio; Meroni, Italo. 2018. "The Laboratory Definition of the Thermal Resistance of Growing Media for Green Roofs: New Experimental Setups." Buildings 8, no. 10: 139.
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