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Hybrid green roof for ES2 - A feasibility study

TitleHybrid green roof for ES2 - A feasibility study
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsHiggins, D., A. Baron, J. House, K. Lavergne, and T. Smith
Keywordsenvironmentally sustainable, ES2 building, Hybrid green roof, University of Waterloo campus
Abstract

The purpose of this study was to analyze the feasibility of installing a Hybrid Green roof top of the Environmental Studies 2 building on the University of Waterloo campus, with a specific focus on the education benefits of such a roof. The social, environmental, and economic costs and benefits of having a Hybrid Green rood on the ES2 building were weighed and examined. Also, the short and long term benefits of having a green roof on the ES2 building were researched and examined. Our research is a component of the WATgreen effort on campus in that in accordance with WATgreen’s mission statement, we are attempting to make our campus more environmentally sustainable, as well as making it an example of green thinking. Additionally, our work with the ES2 building is an example to staff and students at the university, as well as members of the wider community, showing that ordinary citizens can make environmental changes. Also, our research also shown how small changes can make a difference in lessening the environmental impacts of our everyday activity, as well as creating environmental awareness… For full text, please e-mail sustainability@uwaterloo.ca