The Impact of Green Roofs on the Parameters of the Environment in Urban Areas—Review

Dariusz Suszanowicz, Alicja Kolasa Więcek
2019 Atmosphere  
This study presents the results of a review of publications conducted by researchers in a variety of climates on the implementation of 'green roofs' and their impact on the urban environment. Features of green roofs in urban areas have been characterized by a particular emphasis on: Filtration of air pollutants and oxygen production, reduction of rainwater volume discharged from roof surfaces, reduction of so-called 'urban heat islands', as well as improvements to roof surface insulation
more » ... e insulation (including noise reduction properties). The review of the publications confirmed the necessity to conduct research to determine the coefficients of the impact of green roofs on the environment in the city centers of Central and Eastern Europe. The results presented by different authors (most often based on a single case study) differ significantly from each other, which does not allow us to choose universal coefficients for all the parameters of the green roof's impact on the environment. The work also includes analysis of structural recommendations for the future model green roof study, which will enable pilot research into the influence of green roofs on the environment in urban agglomerations and proposes different kinds of plants for different kinds of roofs, respectively.
doi:10.3390/atmos10120792 fatcat:vqavy4pdvfdvpawdio2rtxkmqy