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Planted Roofs Over Buildings: Case Study at a School in Athens

Planted Roofs Over Buildings: Case Study at a School in Athens
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Author(s): Theodoros Galanis (University of West Attica, Greece) and Ploutarhos Kerpelis (University of West Attica, Greece)
Copyright: 2022
Pages: 12
Source title: Smart Cities, Citizen Welfare, and the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Ana Cristina Pego (Nova University, Portugal)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-7785-1.ch019

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Abstract

Humans in addition with other factors have increased the environmental pollution of the planet. Many highly populated cities like Athens have problems with air quality due to the poor quality of construction, high temperatures in summer, noise, no existence of city plans, etc. The scope of this study is the investigation of urban towns' benefits using planted roofs. All types of planted roofs have many environmental, constructional, social, and financial benefits. The research suggests a method from the design, the study until the construction, using decision making, informing the citizens, and taking into account their opinion. The original design of buildings must have adopted an integrated energy strategy such as the solution of planted roofs so as to maximize the benefits to the environment and human beings. The research is specialized using a case study about a planted roof of an existing school building in Athens. The advantages and disadvantages of the usage are shown focusing on environmental, social, and construction aspects.

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