Show simple item record Wijerathne, SN Halwatura, RU 2016-10-12T08:25:30Z 2016-10-12T08:25:30Z 2016-10-12
dc.description.abstract Growth of the world urbanization has been extensively accelerated since past few decades. With the increasing urbanization, the land with permeable layers and moist have been altered. As a result, urban heat island phenomenon has taken place, making the temperature in the cities to be higher than the country sides. Heat island effect in cities is mainly because of non natural heat absorbing materials use in buildings and other man made structures. Natural greenery in the cities was replaced by concrete yards and most of the cities urbanizing with more and more concrete. Since there is no space to grow, adding greenery to cities is also an issue. Having greenery over the roof or planting on roofs are now becoming popular in many countries. Green roofs play a major role as a sustainable solution to minimize the heat island effect. This paper discusses about the effects on the surrounding temperatures, if the existing flat roofs in the Colombo city, the capital of Sri Lanka, are replaced with green roofs. The reduction in the temperature in the atmosphere was calculated using actual measurements on small scale models and computer simulation. These findings were coupled with the energy balance of the city. From the results obtained, it can be clearly shown that there’s a significant reduction in the temperatures, in the city when compared to the prevailing condition. The forecasted condition proves that the foreseeable problem of urban heat island effect with the future developments can be drastically reduced with the introduction of green roofs en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Heat island effect, green roofs, sensible heat, energy balance, computer simulation en_US
dc.title The Impact of green roofs on urban heat island effect en_US
dc.type Conference-Abstract en_US
dc.identifier.faculty Engineering en_US
dc.identifier.department Department of Civil Engineering en_US
dc.identifier.year 2011 en_US
dc.identifier.conference International Conference on Building Resilience (ICBR 2011) en_US Kandalama en_US

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