An overview of plant species and substrate materials or green roof system in tropical climate urban environment

Ming Fai Chow, M. F.Abu Bakar, Jee Khai Wong

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Abstract

Green roofs have become a popular strategy in urban stormwater management in the recent years. However, the plant species and substrate composition of green roofs can vary substantially due to design characteristics and environmental conditions. This study is aimed to review all the plant species and substrate composition that applied in both temperate and tropical climate countries. Current studies on green roofs involving different plant species, substrate types and environmental conditions are reviewed and evaluated in detail. Better understandings on the plant species and substrate composition for green roofs will be benefiting to the successful implementation of green roof system in the tropical climate urban environment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGreen Design and Manufacture
Subtitle of host publicationAdvanced and Emerging Applications: Proceeding of the 4th International Conference on Green Design and Manufacture 2018
EditorsMuhammad Faheem Bin Mohd Tahir, Romisuhani Ahmad, Mohd Nasir Bin Mat Saad, Mohd Fathullah Bin Ghazli, Mohd Mustafa Al-Bakri Abdullah, Shayfull Zamree Bin Abd. Rahim, Liyana Binti Jamaludin
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735417526
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 09 Nov 2018
Event4th International Conference on Green Design and Manufacture 2018, IConGDM 2018 - Ho Chi Minh, Viet Nam
Duration: 29 Apr 201830 Apr 2018

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume2030
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

Other4th International Conference on Green Design and Manufacture 2018, IConGDM 2018
CountryViet Nam
CityHo Chi Minh
Period29/04/1830/04/18

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Chow, M. F., Bakar, M. F. A., & Wong, J. K. (2018). An overview of plant species and substrate materials or green roof system in tropical climate urban environment. In M. F. B. M. Tahir, R. Ahmad, M. N. B. M. Saad, M. F. B. Ghazli, M. M. A-B. Abdullah, S. Z. B. A. Rahim, & L. B. Jamaludin (Eds.), Green Design and Manufacture: Advanced and Emerging Applications: Proceeding of the 4th International Conference on Green Design and Manufacture 2018 [020004] (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 2030). American Institute of Physics Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5066645