Thermal Benefits

November 7 2014

Investigations into the thermal properties of green roofs have revealed that plants themselves significantly reduce air temperatures both inside the building and in the immediate environment (Niachou et al. 2001). Experiments in Toronto, Canada, comparing common flat roofs, painted white roofs and green roofs found that, on average, roof temperatures on dry summer days were 65˚C, 42˚C and 35˚C respectively.

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