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dc.contributor.authorHilten, Roger Norris
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-03T23:27:09Z
dc.date.available2014-03-03T23:27:09Z
dc.date.issued2005-12
dc.identifier.otherhilten_roger_n_200512_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/hilten_roger_n_200512_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/22932
dc.description.abstractA study was conducted to examine the effects induced by a greenroof installation on a typical roof in various climate types of the United States. Initially, heat and moisture transport parameters of a modular greenroof system were evaluated based on physical measurements and simulated soil hydraulics. Using climatic data, the greenroof system was then evaluated to determine the stormwater runoff reduction potential compared to a BUR (Built-Up Roof) and overall energy load effects compared to a BUR and a reflective, “cool” roof in seven U.S. evaluation cities. Runoff simulations were run in HYDRUS-1D, while energy load simulations were run for a hypothetical office building in the evaluation cities using eQuest, a DOE-developed building energy load simulation. Simulation results were validated based upon in situ observations at a greenroof installation in Athens, Georgia. Simulated runoff and cooling load reductions for the evaluation cities ranged from 17-81 % and 2.5-6.9 %, respectively.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectgreenroof
dc.subjectengineered soil
dc.subjectevapotranspiration
dc.subjectheat transport
dc.subjectmoisture transport
dc.subjectmulti-climate
dc.subjectmicrometeorology
dc.subjectbuilding energy
dc.titleAn analysis of the energetics and stormwater mediation potential of greenroofs
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentBiological and Agricultural Engineering
dc.description.majorBiological Engineering
dc.description.advisorWilliam Tollner
dc.description.committeeWilliam Tollner
dc.description.committeeTom Lawrence
dc.description.committeeDavid Gattie


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