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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.date.accessioned2015-07-14T14:35:00Z
dc.date.available2015-07-14T14:35:00Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifierdoi:10.13016/M26P9T
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/16760
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.language.isoen_USen_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.typeThesisen_US
dc.relation.isAvailableAtDigital Repository at the University of Maryland
dc.relation.isAvailableAtGemstone Program, University of Maryland (College Park, Md)


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