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Green roofs for the energy and environmental sustainability of buildings
Journal Title: RIVISTA DI STUDI SULLA SOSTENIBILITA' 
Author/s: Carlo Alberto Campiotti, Carlo Scibetta, Noemi Caltabellotta, Luciano Consorti, Antanas Joustas 
Year:  2019 Issue: 2 Suppl. Language: English 
Pages:  18 Pg. 27-44 FullText PDF:  452 KB
DOI:  10.3280/RISS2019-002-S1003
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Green roofs are considered structural components that act as an insulating layer for buildings. Among the factors that influence the choice of this type of horizontal green there are: the geographical location, the climate, and the need to improve the thermal insulation of the flat roof. Some types of layouts are proposed for the sustainable construction of green roofs. In addiction the structural and vegetation components suitable for the realization of green roofs are also described. The energy performance of an experimental green roof prototype located at the ENEA Casaccia Research Center shown that the horizontal green layer improves the thermal insulation of the flat roof by over 40%.
Keywords: Green roofs, environmental sustainability, energy efficiency, energy saving, thermal insulation, plant essences for green roofs.

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Carlo Alberto Campiotti, Carlo Scibetta, Noemi Caltabellotta, Luciano Consorti, Antanas Joustas, in "RIVISTA DI STUDI SULLA SOSTENIBILITA'" 2 Suppl./2019, pp. 27-44, DOI:10.3280/RISS2019-002-S1003

   

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