Building resilience in urban settlements through Green Roof retrofit.

John Wiley & Sons
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Green Roof Retrofit Building Urban Resilience, 2016, first, 1 pp. 1 - 12 (12)
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The opening chapter will set out the background and principal focus for the proposed book. The book covers all commercial land uses and includes exemplars from all three continents and several global regions. For example defining key terms such as decision-making for green roof retrofit; ‘how we identify, model, evaluate and prioritise potential retrofit/reuse, including risk assessment, sustainability and latent conditions’. The chapter will also cover what is meant by ‘green retrofit’ and set this in the context of related terminology such as refurbishment and renovation. The costs and benefits of green roof retrofitting are examined alongside a discussion of the property valuation impacts. Within this chapter a model is presented to show the multiple benefits that can derive from green roof retrofit to multiple stakeholders on multiple levels (from city scale to building scale). The chapter also evaluates the different stakeholder groups and their impact on the process of retrofitting a green roof. The book is structured in three parts so that green roof retrofits with a primary focus on environmental, social and finally economic factors are covered. Within these parts the chapters are presented so that city scale solutions and research is covered firstly followed by individual building scale solutions.
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