Evaluating green roof energy performance for the Brisbane climate

Cleary, Anna (2007). Evaluating green roof energy performance for the Brisbane climate B.Sc Thesis, School of Engineering, The University of Queensland.

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Author Cleary, Anna
Thesis Title Evaluating green roof energy performance for the Brisbane climate
School, Centre or Institute School of Engineering
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 2007
Thesis type B.Sc Thesis
Supervisor Kate O'Brien
Total pages 43
Language eng
Subjects 12 Built Environment and Design
Formatted abstract

Loss of habitat, rising urban temperatures, carbon dioxide emissions and excess energy consumption are some of the environmental problems facing our society today. The vegetation of roofscapes, called Green Roofs, offers a way to mitigate these problems to various extents. Green Roofs aim to replace the vegetation that has been consumed in the construction of cities as concrete jungle which consequently sequester carbon dioxide. They have the potential to reduce the heat flux that is transmitted into buildings and to reduce the amount of longwave radiation that is emitted/reflected from structures. In this way, Green Roofs can reduce energy consumption within buildings (due to the lower cooling requirements) and reduce the Urban Heat Island effect through mitigating long-wave radiation. An increasing awareness about the Green Roof concept is growing in Australia, but there is minimal information and few examples readily available. (Dunnet & Kingsbury 2004). This research aims to quantify the insulating/cooling effect of buildings within the
Brisbane Climate.
Keyword Green roof system
Energy performance

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