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Title: Real-time temperature monitoring for traditional gravel ballasted and extensive green roofs: a lebanese case study
Authors: Bachawati, Makram El 
Manneh, Rima 
Belarbi, Rafik
Zakhem, Henri El 
Affiliations: Department of Chemical Engineering 
Department of Chemical Engineering 
Department of Chemical Engineering 
Keywords: Extensive green roof
Thermal comfort
Economic study
Subjects: Lebanon
Issue Date: 2016
Part of: Energy and buildings
Volume: 133
Start page: 197
End page: 205
The aim of this paper is to study and compare the temperature profile and energy performance of traditional and Vegetative Roofs (VRs) during winter season in Lebanon, a country in the Middle East. Three roof mockups were installed on the rooftop of the Chemical Engineering Department at the University of Balamand: a Traditional Gravel Ballasted Roof (TGBR) and two Extensive Green Roofs (EGRs) with different substrate depth and composition. Each minute, the temperature of air, on TGBR surface, and at different depths of EGR was recorded. The daily cooling and heating demands were also calculated. Results confirmed that VRs protect the roof membrane from high temperature fluctuations and decrease air temperature by a factor of one and a half during sunny winter days (Tairmax = 32 °C). Findings of this study also showed that the total cooling demand of EGR decreased by 90% compared to TGBR.
This paper was presented in " Twenty second Lebanese Association for Advancement of Science international conference (LAAS 22), 14-15 April, 2016, Beirut, Lebanon. ".
DOI: 10.1016/j.enbuild.2016.09.056
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Type: Journal Article
Appears in Collections:Department of Chemical Engineering

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