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Title: Eco-Environmental Factors in Green Roof Application in Indian Cities
Authors: Mukherjee M.
Published in: Journal of The Institution of Engineers (India): Series A
Abstract: Green-roof is the cost-effective environmental mitigation strategy for urban areas [1]. Its application is limited in India primarily due to inadequate understanding about its cost-benefit analysis and technicalities of its maintenance. Increasing awareness about green roof can alter conservative attitude towards its application. So, this work presents a quantified study on green-roof types, cost and environmental benefits while considering different geo-urban climate scenarios for cities of Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai and New Delhi. Cost estimation for extensive and intensive green-roof with reference to commonly used roof in urban India is also worked out. Attributes considered for environmental discussion are energy savings related to thermal heat gain through roof, roof-top storm-water drainage and sound attenuation. The comparative study confirms that further focused study on individual cities would identify city-specific objectives for green-roof application; strategies like awareness, capacity building programmes, incentives, demonstration projects etc. can be worked out accordingly for wider application of green-roof in Indian cities. © 2014, The Institution of Engineers (India).
Citation: Journal of The Institution of Engineers (India): Series A(2014), 95(3): 137-142
URI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40030-014-0080-0
http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/90
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Springer India
Keywords: Green roof
Rooftop storm-water drainage
Sound attenuation
Thermal heat gain through roof
ISSN: 22502149
Author Scopus IDs: 51562291900
Author Affiliations: Mukherjee, M., Department of Architecture and Planning, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India
Corresponding Author: Mukherjee, M.; Department of Architecture and Planning, Indian Institute of TechnologyIndia; email: mahua1965@gmail.com
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