Green Roofs As Urban Antidote: A Review On Aesthetic, Environmental, Economic And Social Benefits

Abdul Rahman, Syumi Rafida and Ahmad, Hamidah (2012) Green Roofs As Urban Antidote: A Review On Aesthetic, Environmental, Economic And Social Benefits. In: 6th South East Asian Technical University Consortium Symposium, 6 - 7 March 2012., King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand.

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Abstract

Vegetated façade so called as green roof is actually an old and traditional system is rediscovered and implemented to address and ameliorate deleterious impacts on our urban environment. This paper reviews the evidence for the varied benefits of green roof as urban antidote in reducing the energy required for the maintenance of interior climates, increase sound insulation, fire resistance, increase in the life span of the roof, provide small-scale green open space, wildlife niche creation, air quality improvement and reduction of UHI effects. In addition, green roofs could also improve storm water attenuation, increase the aesthetic value of a building façade and provide visual relief from the city hustle bustle.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Built Environment > Landscape Architecture
Depositing User: FAB IR Admin
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2013 05:56
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2013 05:56
URI: http://epublication.fab.utm.my/id/eprint/258

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