Green roof

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green roof

[′grēn ¦rüf]
(mining engineering)
A mine roof which has not broken down or which shows no sign of taking weight.

Green roof

A roof system in which living plants are maintained in a growing medium using a membrane and drainage system. Green roofs can reduce stormwater runoff, moderate temperatures in and around the building by providing insulation and reducing the heat island effect, as well as provide a habitat for wildlife and recreational space for humans. When properly constructed, green roofs increase roof durability, because the roof assembly’s air and water barriers are buffered from temperature fluctuations and UV exposure. Green roofs are considered a sustainable building strategy in that they have the capacity to reduce stormwater runoff from a site, modulate temperatures in and around the building, have thermal insulating properties, can provide habitat for wildlife and open space for humans, and contain other benefits as well. Green roofs help to invest in the protection of the environment by diminishing developmental impact on communities while providing a fresh approach with visually appealing organic architecture, a potentially ideal union of aesthetics, economics, and ecology.
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Talk about innovative, the University of Georgia constructed a turf roof on top of a building to absorb run-off water and conserve energy.
The Roundhouse, which is made of wood with a turf roof, was built by Tony Wrench in 1997 as part of an experimental community.
In a discussion on agriculture, we see that Thomas Robert Malthus, who travelled to Scandinavia in 1799, was shown a model farm by Count Gottfried Schmettau in Trondheim, who grew potatoes, peas, artificial grasses, etcetera, but meanwhile, Barton tells us, Malthus was "amused to see a lamb grazing on the turf roof of a house .
The roof is made of a rubber pond-liner covered with 120 bales of straw bound together for insulation, some canvas and then the turf roof.
We are committed to environmental and economic sustainability with an eco friendly building incorporating a turf roof.
aid: nsulating ng hat and t can last at trol ve as " He added that they had to provide plans to housing control officials to prove the house, which has a wooden frame and a turf roof and will be covered with a lime render, will withstand all weather
The Blue Bell Centre was developed with a raft of environmentally-friendly features, including a turf roof and a rainwater recycling system, along with low-energy medical equipment.
A turf roof tops off the wall which was constructed by the trust's Druridge Bay estates officer Alex Lister and his team of volunteers.
The building has numerous latest generation eco features centred around sustainable energy use, as well as a wild flower turf roof that is environmentally sensitive and will provide a habitat for wildlife.
Allbrite UK's Mold premises are powered by solar generated electricity and a turf roof provides insulation.
The project includes a green turf roof over the building extension, cavity wall insulation, water-based paint, tripleglazed windows, low energy lighting, solar panels forwater heating, water savingWCs, underfloor heating, roof insulation, recycled kitchen units and recycled building materials.