Green roof development in Hong Kong
Green roofs, Hong Kong
Green roof systems are living vegetation installed on roofs that can provide many environmental and social benefits for achieving low-carbon high-performance buildings. They could contribute positively to more liveable cities by providing green spaces, mitigating urban heat island effect, reducing air quality problems, enhancing stormwater management and biodiversity. However, the market for green roofs is still developing in Hong Kong and more information on their technical design, effectiveness and actual benefits are needed. Although green roof technology is relatively straightforward, it is possible for people who are unfamiliar with it to make mistakes. Green roof planning, design, installation and maintenance on new developments and existing buildings must be carefully considered and evaluated to avoid mistakes.
Hong Kong Engineer
Hui, C. (2016). Green roof development in Hong Kong. Hong Kong Engineer, 44 (7), 20-21. Retrieved from http://repository.vtc.edu.hk/thei-fac-sci-tech-sp/386