Preliminary heat transfer analysis for a large extensive green roof

Mallory N. Squier, J. B. Ahmad, Zhi Cui, Cliff I. Davidson

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Abstract

Extensive green roofs provide many ecosystem services lacking in the urban environment and are a widely implemented green infrastructure solution for urban stormwater. Yet few studies consider the performance of large green roofs after installation. This study presents initial data covering a few days in fall 2013 collected at a large exterior green roof (0.56 ha) in Syracuse, New York. Temperature sensors were installed throughout the layers of the roof during construction. Daily temperature follows an approximate sine curve with amplitude decreasing as a function of depth into the roof. Analysis of temperature within the roof layers indicates lag times of 3 to 4 h relative to air temperature, illustrating slow heat transfer through the layers. Initial observations of growth medium moisture conditions show changing thermal properties as moisture content changes. Future work will consider heat transfer in all seasons and the influence of building HVAC system data on the roof temperature profile.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationICSI 2014
Subtitle of host publicationCreating Infrastructure for a Sustainable World - Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure
EditorsChris Hendrickson, John Crittenden, Bill Wallace
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages1077-1085
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9780784478745
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event2014 International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure: Creating Infrastructure for a Sustainable World, ICSI 2014 - Long Beach, United States
Duration: Nov 6 2014Nov 8 2014

Publication series

NameICSI 2014: Creating Infrastructure for a Sustainable World - Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure

Other

Other2014 International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure: Creating Infrastructure for a Sustainable World, ICSI 2014
CountryUnited States
CityLong Beach
Period11/6/1411/8/14

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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Squier, M. N., Ahmad, J. B., Cui, Z., & Davidson, C. I. (2014). Preliminary heat transfer analysis for a large extensive green roof. In C. Hendrickson, J. Crittenden, & B. Wallace (Eds.), ICSI 2014: Creating Infrastructure for a Sustainable World - Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure (pp. 1077-1085). (ICSI 2014: Creating Infrastructure for a Sustainable World - Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure). American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784478745.102