WIT Press


Quality-assured Solutions For Green Roof Gardens On Concrete Deck With Zero Tolerance For Leaks

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SC160311

Volume

204

Pages

10

Page Range

363 - 372

Published

2016

Size

2,946 kb

Author(s)

Y. Edwards, T. Emilsson, J. Malmberg, A. P Skog, C.-M. Capener

Abstract

Eco-neighborhoods with gardens on concrete decks are for several reasons increasingly being prescribed today in major Swedish cities. However, there is a lack of knowledge, experience, standards and guidelines as well as collaboration between parties and stakeholders when installing such systems. It is incredibly important to avoid any leakage during the lifetime of a green roof garden but this cannot be completely guaranteed with today’s installation practice and project management. At Sustainable City 2014 in Siena, we presented a paper about a new project aiming at bringing together researchers, government and industry to collaborative development of new and attractive solutions for green roof gardens with consideration to the environment and high requirements for durability, materials, construction and energy efficiency. This paper is a continuation of the paper presented in Siena and reports on the most recent results from the collaborative project which will finalize in November 2016. After that, the project will be further evaluated in a proposed continuation project for another couple of years.

Keywords

green roof garden, guidelines