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RESEARCH SHOWING EARLY PROMISE AN UPDATE FROM THE GREEN WALLS COMMITTEE By Reuben Freed “In God We Trust – All Others Bring Data!” So runs the maxim that reflects the call for scientifically validated metrics to back up sustainable approaches to the development of “green” buildings. Green wall research in progress at the University of Maryland, College Park and at the Center for Architectural Ecology, British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) proposes to do just that. In May of 2009, the facilities were each provided with materials representing three systems for supporting climbing plants: rigid three-dimensional welded wire panels (provided by greenscreen®), stainless steel cable nets (provided by DecorCable, Inc.) and a linear, stainless-steel cable system (provided by Jakob-USA). Research by Dr. David Tilley, director of the Ecosystem Engineering Design Lab, University of Maryland, and Maureen Connelly, director, Faculty Center for Architectural Ecology, BCIT, will provide regional data to support the ability of vegetated green façade systems to influence surface, ambient and indoor temperatures and investigate their capacity to intercept rainwater at the building envelope. At the University of Maryland’s Clarksville facility in central Maryland, Dave Tilley and graduate student Jeff Price are in the process of measuring various vegetated green façade systems for the magnitude, changes and effects of surface and indoor temperatures on four “test buildings” over the growing season. The team is also measuring the effect of the ratio of leaf area to wall surface on thermal properties (otherwise known as the Leaf Area Index, or LAI). In Burnaby, British Columbia at the BCIT Green Roof Research Facility, Maureen Connelly heads the team conducting first-of-itskind research in North America that involves quantifying rainwater diverted from the building skin by the vegetated green façade systems and examining the balance between irrigation, rainfall and runoff water in relation to orientation, rainfall patterns and regional stormwater management. Data from this Green Roofs for Healthy Cities member sponsored research will be released at our 8th Annual Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia. Reuben Freed of greenscreen® in Los Angeles, California is chair of Green Roofs for Healthy Cities’ Green Walls Committee. LEARN MORE The University of Maryland’s David Tilley and Jeff Price share more results of their green wall research on December 2, 2010 at GRHC’s upcoming CitiesAlive! conference in Vancouver, British Columbia. BCIT’s Maureen Connelly will also present, among other things, her research on the subject of green roofs and noise attenuation. Register at www.greenroofs.org. http://www.greenroofs.org http://www.sempergreen.com http://www.sempergreen.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Summer 2010

Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Summer 2010
Contents
From the Founder
Strata
On the Roof With...
What is Integrated Design?
How Do We Move the Practice of Integrated Design Forward?
West Coast Integrated Design
Integrated Design for Solar & Green Roofs
Do Green Roofs Improve the Efficiency of PV Panels?
An Invitation to CitiesAlive! in Vancouver this Fall
GHRC Professional Development Calendar
Roof to Plate
Research Showing Early Promises
Advanced Green to Roof Maintenance Course to Launch
New GRPS
New Online Tools
New Corporate Members
Making Government Programs Work Harder

Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Summer 2010

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Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Summer 2010 - Contents (Page Cover2a)
Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Summer 2010 - Contents (Page Cover2b)
Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Summer 2010 - From the Founder (Page 1)
Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Summer 2010 - Strata (Page 2)
Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Summer 2010 - Strata (Page 3)
Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Summer 2010 - On the Roof With... (Page 4)
Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Summer 2010 - On the Roof With... (Page 5)
Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Summer 2010 - On the Roof With... (Page 6)
Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Summer 2010 - On the Roof With... (Page 7)
Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Summer 2010 - What is Integrated Design? (Page 8)
Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Summer 2010 - How Do We Move the Practice of Integrated Design Forward? (Page 9)
Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Summer 2010 - West Coast Integrated Design (Page 10)
Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Summer 2010 - West Coast Integrated Design (Page 11)
Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Summer 2010 - West Coast Integrated Design (Page 12)
Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Summer 2010 - West Coast Integrated Design (Page 13)
Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Summer 2010 - West Coast Integrated Design (Page 14)
Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Summer 2010 - West Coast Integrated Design (Page 15)
Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Summer 2010 - West Coast Integrated Design (Page 16)
Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Summer 2010 - West Coast Integrated Design (Page 17)
Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Summer 2010 - Integrated Design for Solar & Green Roofs (Page 18)
Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Summer 2010 - Integrated Design for Solar & Green Roofs (Page 19)
Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Summer 2010 - Integrated Design for Solar & Green Roofs (Page 20)
Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Summer 2010 - Integrated Design for Solar & Green Roofs (Page 21)
Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Summer 2010 - Integrated Design for Solar & Green Roofs (Page 22)
Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Summer 2010 - Integrated Design for Solar & Green Roofs (Page 23)
Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Summer 2010 - Do Green Roofs Improve the Efficiency of PV Panels? (Page 24)
Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Summer 2010 - Do Green Roofs Improve the Efficiency of PV Panels? (Page 25)
Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Summer 2010 - Do Green Roofs Improve the Efficiency of PV Panels? (Page 26)
Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Summer 2010 - Do Green Roofs Improve the Efficiency of PV Panels? (Page 27)
Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Summer 2010 - An Invitation to CitiesAlive! in Vancouver this Fall (Page 28)
Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Summer 2010 - An Invitation to CitiesAlive! in Vancouver this Fall (Page 29)
Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Summer 2010 - Roof to Plate (Page 30)
Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Summer 2010 - Research Showing Early Promises (Page 31)
Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Summer 2010 - Advanced Green to Roof Maintenance Course to Launch (Page 32)
Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Summer 2010 - New Corporate Members (Page 33)
Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Summer 2010 - Making Government Programs Work Harder (Page 34)
Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Summer 2010 - Making Government Programs Work Harder (Page 35)
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