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Green roofs: Social and aesthetic aspects

Green roofs: Social and aesthetic aspects

Kotzen, Benzion ORCID: 0000-0003-3522-0460 (2018) Green roofs: Social and aesthetic aspects. In: Perez, Gabriel and Perini, Katia, (eds.) Nature Based Strategies for Urban and Building Sustainability. Butterworth-Heinemann, pp. 273-281. ISBN 978-0128121504

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Abstract

Nature Based Strategies for Urban and Building Sustainability reviews the current state-of-the-art on the topic. In the introduction, the editors review the fundamental concepts of nature elements in the built environment, along with the strategies that are necessary for their inclusion in buildings and cities. Part One describes strategies for the urban environment, discussing urban ecosystems and ecosystem services, while Part Two covers strategies and technologies, including vertical greening systems, green roofs and green streets. Part Three covers the quantitative benefits, results, and issues and challenges, including energy performances and outdoor comfort, air quality improvement, acoustic performance, water management and biodiversity.

This Chapter focuses on the social and aesthetic aspects of Green Roofs.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: green roofs, aesthetics, green infrastructure, social aspects
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities
Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities > Department of Creative Professions & Digital Arts
Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities > Digital Arts Research & Enterprise
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2019 23:57
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/23259

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