Past Research Projects

Green Roofs

Green Roofs and Urban Micro-Climate: A Heat Island Mitigation Approach

Research Grant from Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

 

Title: Green Roofs and Urban Micro-Climate: A Heat Island Mitigation Approach

Position: Principal Investigator

Period: 1 July 2019 - 31 August 2019

Abstract: Over recent decades, accelerated urbanization have resulted in the deterioration of the urban ecological environment. The accumulation of heat in urban space has led to the urban heat island (UHI) effect. Green roofs have been proposed as an efficient approach to mitigate the UHI effect. This proposed study is planning to assess the effects of green roofs on urban microclimate focusing on a heat island mitigation approach. The observed data from our smart weather stations at XJTLU and the ENVI-met model will be used for investigating the effect of roof greening on the outdoor thermal environment.

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