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Evaluating the Feasibility of Implementing a Green Roof Retrofit on Pitched Residential Roofs

dc.contributor.advisorRistvey, Andrew
dc.contributor.authorBorchers, Benjamin
dc.contributor.authorChow, Connie
dc.contributor.authorDoelp, Matthew
dc.contributor.authorEnt, Lawrence
dc.contributor.authorHakes, Raquel
dc.contributor.authorHeo, Chung
dc.contributor.authorHunsley, Kenneth
dc.contributor.authorSinha, Sree
dc.contributor.authorSwaim, Courtney
dc.contributor.authorWhittaker, Anna
dc.description.abstractGreen roofs are one solution to stormwater runoff which is a major environmental problem. However, the majority of green roofs are primarily implemented on flat roofed commercial buildings and not residential homes with sloped roofs. Team SO GREEN designed a light-weight green roof system retrofit for residential homes. Between June and November 2014, green roof performance data was collected and compared between the designed sloped roofs and a non-sloped control. The sloped design performed well and one test slope was improved with a recirculating irrigation system. An economic analysis was made and a focus group determined preliminary consumer interest, aesthetic preferences, and barriers. This study enriches the body of knowledge regarding bringing green roof systems to the residential home market.en_US
dc.subjectGreen roofsen_US
dc.subjectResidential buildingsen_US
dc.subjectGemstone Team SO GREENen_US
dc.titleEvaluating the Feasibility of Implementing a Green Roof Retrofit on Pitched Residential Roofsen_US
dc.relation.isAvailableAtDigital Repository at the University of Maryland
dc.relation.isAvailableAtGemstone Program, University of Maryland (College Park, Md)

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