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Title: Green Roofs

URL: http://www.epa.gov/heatisland/strategies/greenroofs.html

Abstract: Another alternative to traditional roofing materials is a rooftop garden, or "green roof." On hot summer days, the surface temperature of a vegetated rooftop can be cooler than the air temperature, whereas the surface of a traditional rooftop can be up to 90°F (50°C) warmer. This site examines the benefits, explains how they mitigate storm water runoff, discusses types and provides some examples.

Source: US EPA

Resource Type: Article/Report - Case Study

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