Promoting sustainable green roofs through Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)

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dc.contributor.author Hake, Aubrey
dc.date.accessioned 2007-05-10T18:29:53Z
dc.date.available 2007-05-10T18:29:53Z
dc.date.issued 2007-05-10T18:29:53Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/324
dc.description.abstract The multidisciplinary quality of green roofs involves landscape architects, architects, structural engineers, horticulturalists, and increasingly ecologists in design and implementation. A standard of measurement of green roof sustainability is necessary with increasing professional and public interest in green roofs and green roof impact on stormwater and urban ecology. Currently, green roof LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) credits do not address the sustainability of green roofs. The intent of this research is to take a critical look at green roof sustainability in regards to the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED green building standard credits. It is also my intent to be (at least) a small, yet integral part in advancing the LEED standards and environmental standards as a whole. Precedent studies, archival research and professional interviews provide a solid foundation for the development of green roof LEED credits to measure success and increase green roof sustainability. Dialog with the USGBC and professionals provide a sound base for the development of the green roof criteria. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Kansas State University en
dc.subject Green roofs en
dc.subject Leadership in energy and environmental design en
dc.subject LEED en
dc.title Promoting sustainable green roofs through Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.degree Master of Landscape Architecture en
dc.description.level Masters en
dc.description.department Department of Landscape Architecture/Regional and Community Planning en
dc.description.advisor Tim Keane en
dc.subject.umi Landscape Architecture (0390) en
dc.date.published 2007 en
dc.date.graduationmonth May en


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