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|Last Edit Date||2018-06-29|
Green Roof means :
Green roof of a building that is partially or completely covered with seeded soil and vegetation laid over a waterproofing membrane. (1)
Green roof, or rooftop garden, is a vegetative layer grown on a rooftop. Green roofs provide shade and remove heat from the air through evapotranspiration, reducing temperatures of the roof surface and the surrounding air. On hot summer days, the surface temperature of a green roof can be cooler than the air temperature. (2)
(1) EU; 2011, Let’s speak sustainable construction Multilingual Glossary, http://www.eesc.europa.eu/resources/docs/eesc-2011-01-en-fr-de-es.pdf; (2) United States Environmental Protection Agency.