Exploring the building energy impacts of green roof design decisions – a modeling study of buildings in four distinct climates

@article{Sailor2012ExploringTB,
  title={Exploring the building energy impacts of green roof design decisions – a modeling study of buildings in four distinct climates},
  author={David J. Sailor and Timothy B. Elley and Max Gibson},
  journal={Journal of Building Physics},
  year={2012},
  volume={35},
  pages={372 - 391}
}
This study explores the complex and interacting physical mechanisms that lead to building energy use implications of green roof design decisions. The EnergyPlus building energy simulation program, complete with an integrated green roof simulation module, was used to analyze the effects of roof surface design on building energy consumption. Simulations were conducted for both black and white membrane control roofs and nine variations of green roofs. The investigation included a total of eight… 

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