The purpose of this report is to review and discuss the benefits, both financial and environmental, of extensive green roof systems over the conventional roofing methods. The experiments focus on the effects of media depth, roof slope and the thermal benefits gained from implementing green roof systems.
This report will study the urban use of green roofs and determine how they can improve the urban environment. Emphasis will be placed on their performance in relation to stormwater retention, environmental benefits and the thermal effects to the roof and underlying building. For the purpose of this review, the focus will be on extensive green roof applications rather than intensive systems that concentrate on aesthetic properties.
A discussion on the adaptation of extensive green roofs to Australian conditions was conducted and covers all aspects of modifications required to implement extensive green roofs that can tolerate the Australian climate.