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dc.contributor.authorMukherjee, Mahua-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of The Institution of Engineers (India): Series A(2014), 95(3): 137-142-
dc.description.abstractGreen-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).-
dc.publisherSpringer India-
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of The Institution of Engineers (India): Series A-
dc.subjectGreen roof-
dc.subjectRooftop storm-water drainage-
dc.subjectSound attenuation-
dc.subjectThermal heat gain through roof-
dc.titleEco-Environmental Factors in Green Roof Application in Indian Cities-
dc.affiliationMukherjee, M., Department of Architecture and Planning, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India-
dc.description.correspondingauthorMukherjee, M.; Department of Architecture and Planning, Indian Institute of TechnologyIndia; email:
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