GREEN LIVING ROOF IMPLEMENTATION AND INFLUENCES OF THE SOIL LAYER ON ITS PROPERTIES

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Dragana G. DIMITRIJEVIĆ Predrag M. ŽIVKOVIĆ Mladen M. STOJILJKOVIĆ Maja n TODOROVIĆ Sanja Ž. SPASIĆ-DJORDJEVIĆ

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Affected by undeniable climatic change, the temperature of the urban areas rises continually, increasing rapidly the energy problem of cities and amplifying the pollution problems. The thermal stress is increased, thus both the indoor and the outdoor thermal comfort levels are decreased, enhancing the health problems. Green roof implementation in the building envelope is strategy that provides heat island amelioration, thermal comfort for occupants and reduces energy consumption of buildings. Green living roofs are a passive cooling technique, which can stop the incoming solar radiation from reaching the building structure below. In this paper, we assessed the importance of the green roofs in providing environmental and building energy benefits, and brief investigation on the different configuration of the soil layer in the green roof assembly influences to the temperature of the roof surface was presented. Investigation was conducted for first  phase of the living roof growth. Four cells were designed in SolidWorks software where the transient thermal study was performed in order to determine differences between the behavior of the conventional roof and three green roof types.

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DIMITRIJEVIĆ, Dragana G. et al. GREEN LIVING ROOF IMPLEMENTATION AND INFLUENCES OF THE SOIL LAYER ON ITS PROPERTIES. Thermal Science, [S.l.], v. 20, p. S1511-S1520, feb. 2017. ISSN 2334-7163. Available at: <http://thermal-science.tech/journal/index.php/thsci/article/view/1667>. Date accessed: 14 dec. 2017. doi: https://doi.org/10.2298/TSCI16S5511D.
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Received 2017-02-07
Accepted 2017-02-07
Published 2017-02-07

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