Green roof, a review of history and benefits

Authors(1) :-Mohammad Mehdi Sadeghian

Green roofs, also called "vegetated roof covers" or "living roofs," are comparatively thin layers of living plants installed on top of expectable roofs. Green roofs back to the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, which provided a green oasis for royal family. Ancestors to the modern green roof, such as sod roofs, have been used in many cultures for centuries. Green roofs provide many ecological, aesthetic, and financial benefits, including Conserving energy, Controlling storm water runoff, erosion, and pollution, Improving the aesthetic environment in both work and home settings, Creating wildlife habitat, Reducing sound reflection and transmission, Improving water quality, Mitigating urban heat island effects, cooling and cleaning the air. The study has been conducted on the basis of literature survey with Library, Journals, Internet, Various seminar papers, reports of research organization.

Authors and Affiliations

Mohammad Mehdi Sadeghian
Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Landscape Design, Isfahan (Khorasgan) Branch, Islamic Azad University

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Published in : Volume 3 | Issue 3 | March-April 2017
Date of Publication : 2017-04-30
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 510-515
Manuscript Number : IJSRST1733157
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X

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Mohammad Mehdi Sadeghian, " Green roof, a review of history and benefits, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 3, Issue 3, pp.510-515, March-April-2017. Available at doi : 10.32628/IJSRST1733157
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