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UGResearchDay

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UGResearchDay

  1. 1.  The Environmental and Economical Benefits of Implementing a Living Roof System on the New Dormitory Building Brittany Heyman, Michael Weinstein, Benjamin Veilleux, and Michael Collins
  2. 2.  Green Roofs Background and Structure of a Green Roof
  3. 3. Types of Green Roofs Extensive  Require less maintenance  Able to be planted on sloped roofs  Restricted to hardy vegetation  Require a lesser initial investment Intensive  Require more maintenance  Require more structural support  Flexibility in vegetation choices  More cost effective in the long-run
  4. 4. Structure Drainage Layer Medium Vegetation Waterproof Membrane and Root Barrier
  5. 5.  Economic Benefits
  6. 6. Energy Savings Heat Island Mitigation  Block solar radiation in summer  Trap heat in winter  Reduce heating and cooling costs by thousands of dollars
  7. 7. Energy Savings
  8. 8. Service Life  Service life doubled by way of:  Reduction of expansion/contraction  Shielding from damaging UV rays  Protection from abrasion/physical wear  Reduced upkeep costs offset initial investment
  9. 9. Cost-Benefit Analysis  Higher initial installation cost  Lower maintenance cost  Saves cost in long term (heat retention)  Proportional relationship between roof area and cost savings  Tax deductible, whereas traditional roofs are not
  10. 10.  Environmental Benefits
  11. 11. Reducing Runoff  Urban storm water runoff includes: synthetic organics, metals, petroleum hydrocarbons, oxygen-demanding substances, nitrates and phosphates, pathogens
  12. 12. Reducing Runoff  Capture 50-100% of precipitation  Reduce volume, delay peak flow  Neutralize acidic rainfall Conventional Roof Green Roof
  13. 13. Remediating Pollution Locally  Absorb greenhouse gases  Breakdown particulates  Sequester carbon  Reduce noise pollution
  14. 14. Remediating Pollution Off Site  Reduce carbon emissions due to power generation  Reduce roofing materials sent to landfills
  15. 15. Increasing Biodiversity Wildlife Corridors  Migratory Birds  Pollinators
  16. 16.  Proposed Structure
  17. 17. Proposed Structure
  18. 18. Proposed Structure
  19. 19. Proposed Structure
  20. 20. Community Garden Community Garden  SNHU losing current community garden  Green roofs have shown promise in applications for urban agriculture
  21. 21. ThankYou

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