Thermal properties of green roof media during plant establishment and growth

Geoffrey Frey, Ming Qu, Margaret Katherine Banks, Arthur Schwab, Keith A. Cherkauer

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Abstract

In order to ascertain the efficiency benefits of green roofs for buildings, a thermodynamic model must be created for the green roof. This work focuses on the thermal properties (conductivity and specific heat capacity) of several media and how they are affected by root growth within them. The results of this research will be used in creating more accurate thermodynamic green roof models. For this experiment, three repetitions of 16 different planting/media combinations were used to monitor the changing thermal properties of the media with environment changes; a focus being on root growth. This experiment shows that the conductance is probably affected by root propagation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASME 2011 5th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, ES 2011
Pages1903-1908
Number of pages6
EditionPARTS A, B, AND C
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
EventASME 2011 5th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, ES 2011 - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: Aug 7 2011Aug 10 2011

Other

OtherASME 2011 5th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, ES 2011
CountryUnited States
CityWashington, DC
Period8/7/118/10/11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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