Comfort management in changing climate conditions with the use of green roofs
Climate changes are determined by anthropogenic activities and have a harmful effect on the environment. Through building design we can obtain mitigation and adaptation strategies in order to face climate changes and bring into being comfort management policies. The solution presented here consists of green roof implementation during the renovation or rehabilitation stage of buildings. This can solve problems regarding indoor air quality, thermal comfort and environmental issues. The analysis presented hereby supports the validity of green surfaces integration and their effectiveness in changing the indoor climate in comparison to conventional roof systems. The analysis is based on computer simulated models of the heat transfer phenomena under viable conditions, with respect to real external climatic conditions registered in the city of Iași during the summer of 2013. Studying the performance of green roof can guide authorities, urban and building design specialists to comfort management policies in order to lessen the effects of climate changes and achieve optimal indoor comfort conditions without excessively using energy consuming systems.
Volume (Year): 9 (2014)
Issue (Month): 1 (Spring)
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