Below is a brief listing of references on green roof research.
GREEN ROOF BENEFITS- GENERAL
- Doshi, H., D. Baniting, et al. (2005). Report on the Environmental Benefits and Costs of Green Roof Technology for the City of Toronto. Toronto, Ryerson Univeristy.
- Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (2006). Green Roof Policy Development Workshop: Participant’s Manual. S. W. Peck. Toronto, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities: 107.
GREEN ROOFS, AIR QUALITY AND UHI
- Bass, B. and B. A. Currie (2006). Estimates of air pollution mititgation with green plants and green roofs using the UFORE model A. a. I. R. Group, Environment Canada.
- Clark, C., B. Talbot, et al. (2001). Optimization of Green Roofs for Air Pollution Mitigation. Third Annual Greening Rooftops for Sustainable Communities Conference. Washington, DC, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities. Track 1.1.
GREEN ROOFS AND BIODIVERSITY
- Brenneisen, S. (2003). The Benefits of Biodiversity from Green Roofs- Key Design Consequences. Greening Rooftops for Sustainable Communities. A. Loder and J. Sprout. Chicago, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities.
- English Nature (2003). Green Roofs: Their Existing Status and Potential for Conserving Biodiversity in Urban Areas, English Nature.
- Gedge, D. and London Biodiversity Partnership (2004). ‘…from rubble to redstarts…’. Greening Rooftops for Healthy Cities Conference, Awards and Trade Show, Chicago, Illinois, Greenroofs for Healthy Cities.
GREEN ROOFS AND ENERGY
- Liu, K. and M. Baskaran (2003). Thermal Performance of Green Roofs Through Field Evaluation. First Annual Greening Rooftops for Sustainable Communities Conference. Chicago, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities. 3.1.
- Leonard, T. and J. Leonard (2005). The Green Roof and Energy Performance- Roof top Data Analyzed. Third Annual Greening Rooftops Washington, DC, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities. 3.2.
GREEN ROOFS AND ROOF MEMBRANES
- Hutchinson, T. W. (2001). “Designing Environmentally Responsive Low Slope Roof Systems.” RCI Interface 14(11): 13-19.
- Mutton, C. (2004). Protected Membrane Roofs: Not All Roofs are Built the Same. Buildings, Buildings.
GREEN ROOFS AND STORMWATER MANAGEMENT
- Moran, A., B. Hunt, et al. (2004). A North Carolina Field Study to Evaluate Green Roof Run-off Quantity, Run-off Quality, and Plant Growth. Greening Rooftops for Sustainable Communities Conference. Washington, DC, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities.
- Norquist, A. (2008). Changing New York’s Skyline. Living Architecture Monitor. Toronto, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities. 10: 3.
- Clark, C., R. Field, et al. (2001). Wet Weather Pollution Prevention by Product Substitution. American Society of Civil Engineers. Snowmass, Colorado, American Society of Civil Engineers: 266-283.
Chicago is a great city to introduce yourself to green roofs. As a rooftop gardener of 7 years, I feel so blessed every single time I am able to visit the windy city and make my way to a few rooftops. These links will be very helpful for my next visit. Thanks and great post!