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Green Roof Educational Flyers

A series of information flyers are available here to help you learn about green roofs. Learn about their benefits, technology that can be used in research studies on a green roof, the economic costs and benefits, impact on psychosocial aspects of health, policies related to green infrastructure, and the Schoonover green project at Ohio University. We intend for these to be useful in a classroom setting so chose those that best meet your objectives for your classroom or enjoy learning about green roofs for yourself.

Please see a list of references at the end for citations in the flyers. This is a subset of the many articles that have been published on green infrastructure.

REFERENCES cited in the flyers

References for each citation listed in any of the Green Roof Project Flyers -  PDF
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Bianchini F, Hewage K (2012) Probabilistic social cost-benefit analysis for green roofs: A lifecycle approach. Building and Environment 58:152–162. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2012.07.005

Boll LM, Khamirchi R, Alonso L, Llurba E, Pozo ÓJ, Miri M, Dadvand P (2020) Prenatal greenspace exposure and cord blood cortisol levels: A cross-sectional study in a middle-income country. Environment International 144:106047. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2020.106047

Browning MHEM, Shipley N, McAnirlin O, Becker D, Yu C-P, Hartig T, Dzhambov AM (2020) An Actual Natural Setting Improves Mood Better Than Its Virtual Counterpart: A Meta-Analysis of Experimental Data. Front Psychol 11. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.02200

Cascone S, Catania F, Gagliano A, Sciuto G (2018) A comprehensive study on green roof performance for retrofitting existing buildings. Building and Environment 136:227–239. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2018.03.052

Engemann K, Pedersen CB, Arge L, Tsirogiannis C, Mortensen PB, Svenning J-C (2019) Residential green space in childhood is associated with lower risk of psychiatric disorders from adolescence into adulthood. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 116:5188–5193. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1807504116

Harada Y, Whitlow TH (2020) Urban Rooftop Agriculture: Challenges to Science and Practice. Front Sustain Food Syst 4:. https://doi.org/10.3389/fsufs.2020.00076

Jennings V, Bamkole O (2019) The Relationship between Social Cohesion and Urban Green Space: An Avenue for Health Promotion. IJERPH 16:452. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16030452

Lee KE, Williams KJH, Sargent LD, Williams NSG, Johnson KA (2015) 40-second green roof views sustain attention: The role of micro-breaks in attention restoration. Journal of Environmental Psychology 42:182–189. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvp.2015.04.003

Liberalesso T, Oliveira Cruz C, Matos Silva C, Manso M (2020) Green infrastructure and public policies: An international review of green roofs and green walls incentives. Land Use Policy 96:104693. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2020.104693

Manso M, Teotónio I, Silva CM, Cruz CO (2021) Green roof and green wall benefits and costs: A review of the quantitative evidence. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 135:110111. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2020.110111

Miller SM, Montalto FA (2019) Stakeholder perceptions of the ecosystem services provided by Green Infrastructure in New York City. Ecosystem Services 37:100928. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoser.2019.100928

NASA (2012) NASA and Green Roof Research. https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/665642main_NASA_and_Green_Roof_Research_Revised_9_6_2012.pdf

Sanchez L, Reames TG (2019) Cooling Detroit: A socio-spatial analysis of equity in green roofs as an urban heat island mitigation strategy. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening 44:126331. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ufug.2019.04.014

Shafique M, Kim R, Rafiq M (2018) Green roof benefits, opportunities and challenges – A review. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 90:757–773. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2018.04.006

Squier-Babcock M, Davidson CI (2020) Hydrologic Performance of an Extensive Green Roof in Syracuse, NY. Water 12:1535. https://doi.org/10.3390/w12061535

Stern M, Peck S, Joslin J (2019) Green roof and wall policy in North America: Regulations, Incentives, and Best Practices. Green Roofs for Healthy Cities. https://static1.squarespace.com/static/58e3eecf2994ca997dd56381/t/5d84dfc371cf0822bdf7dc29/1568989140101/Green_Roof_and_Wall_Policy_in_North_America.pdf

Vanstockem J, Vranken L, Bleys B, Somers B, Hermy M (2018) Do Looks Matter? A Case Study on Extensive Green Roofs Using Discrete Choice Experiments. Sustainability 10:309. https://doi.org/10.3390/su10020309

van der Meulen SH (2019) Costs and Benefits of Green Roof Types for Cities and Building Owners. J Sustain Dev Energy Water Environ Syst 7:57–71. https://doi.org/10.13044/j.sdewes.d6.0225

Williams KJH, Lee KE, Sargent L, Johnson KA, Rayner J, Farrell C, Miller RE, Williams NSG (2019) Appraising the psychological benefits of green roofs for city residents and workers. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening 44:126399. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ufug.2019.126399

Wood E, Harsant A, Dallimer M, Cronin de Chavez A, McEachan RRC, Hassall C (2018) Not All Green Space Is Created Equal: Biodiversity Predicts Psychological Restorative Benefits From Urban Green Space. Front Psychol 9. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.02320

U.S General Services Administration (2011) The Benefits and Challenges of Green Roofs on Public and Commercial Buildings. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC. https://www.gsa.gov/cdnstatic/The_Benefits_and_Challenges_of_Green_Roofs_on_Public_and_Commercial_Buildings.pdf

U.S Environmental Protection Agency (2018) Estimating the Environmental Effects of Green Roofs. U.S Government Printing Office, Washington, DC. https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2018-09/documents/greenroofs_casestudy_kansascity.pdf