Environmental Performance Of Eco-roofs: Blue, White Or Green? by Nalanie MithraratneEnvironmental Performance Of Eco-roofs: Blue, White Or Green? by Nalanie Mithraratne

Environmental Performance Of Eco-roofs: Blue, White Or Green?

byNalanie Mithraratne

Hardcover | October 11, 2018

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This book highlights the hidden resource costs associated with eco-roof construction and maintenance in three different climate zones: tropical, sub-tropical and temperate. It discusses the significance of system selection and the role played by user expectations in different geographic conditions, as well as the importance of maintenance, which is usually disregarded in evaluations but can be significant over the life of the system. It touches upon all major issues, ranked by their importance for achieving greater sustainability, and especially highlights those aspects that are not common knowledge. Hence it provides a practical guide for those involved in the construction industry and the general public, helping them select the optimal eco-roof for their respective project and achieve greater sustainability in the construction sector.
Dr. Nalanie Mithraratne is currently an Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore. She is an architect and a leading Australasian academic in the life cycle assessment of construction systems, embodied energy assessment, and carbon and energy footprinting. Her contribution to knowledge in the fields of 'Energy and Env...
Title:Environmental Performance Of Eco-roofs: Blue, White Or Green?Format:HardcoverPublished:October 11, 2018Publisher:Springer SingaporeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:981101728X

ISBN - 13:9789811017285

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction
climate change, multi-functional building elements, eco-roofs, use of streamlined Life Cycle Assessment for construction decisions

Chapter 2: Eco-roofs

common types, user expectations, performance benefits, resource costs, construction and maintenance issues

Chapter 3: Common typologies currently used in different climatic zones (Singapore, Auckland and Sheffield/Leeds)
Green roof types - extensive, intensive, modular
Blue roof types - retention, detention
White roof types - paints, coatings, tiles

Chapter 4: Thermal performance

Relative performance based on typical building types and eco-roof types used in the selected locations

Chapter 5: Environmental Performance

Energy, carbon footprint and cost over the life of building

Chapter 6: Selection guidelines