WIT Press

Green Roof Systems

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ECOSUD970581

Volume

22

Pages

10

Published

1997

Size

1,304 kb

Author(s)

J. Dominguez-Hernandez & A. Lozano-Martinez-Luengas

Abstract

The idea of using a vegetal covering is not new. Since the beginning of time it has been known that this kind of construction existed. In spite of its great advantages, through the years they have not been very popular. Their difficult construction, complicated technical solutions and the high building cost and maintenance, made the project unsuitable. With the progress of the technique and the new materials appearing, these problems have been solved, and today the weight of the garden roofs is greater each day. Flat and slightly sloping roofs offer an ideal opportunity to develop new green zones in our living areas. The ecological benefits (microclimate improvement, important reten

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