Green roof retrofit potential in city centres (RICS)

Published in 2010

Green roofs are a living vegetated alternative to traditional roofing, comprising a roof structure; a waterproof membrane or vapour control layer; insulation; a root barrier to protect the membrane (i.e. made of gravel, impervious concrete); a drainage system; a filter cloth; a growing medium consisting of inorganic matter, organic material and air; and plants. This paper identifies the potential for green roof retrofits in Melbourne city centre.