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Green roofs in Australia: review of thermal performance and associated policy development

A Pianella, J Bush, Z Chen, N Williams, L AYE, J Zuo (ed.), L Daniels (ed.), V Soebarto (ed.)

Fifty years later: Revisiting the role of architectural science in design and practice | The Architectural Science Association | Published : 2016


In Australia, there is an increasing interest in using extensive green roofs to make buildings more sustainable and provide a number of social, ecological, aesthetic and thermal benefits to cities. The potential of green roofs to reduce building energy consumption has been extensively studied overseas in a variety of different climates. However, in Australia the green roof industry is relatively new. There is still very little information on the thermal properties of Australian green roofs and their performance. Further, as a relatively new industry, there is a general lack of specific policies and initiatives to promote green roofs. In this paper, we briefly review the research investigatin..

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