Green Roofs - basic concepts and application
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Följande böcker kommer att vara kurslitteratur på kursen. De kommer att vara fritt tillgängliga som elektroniska kopior. Green Roof Retrofit : Building Urban Resilience - Sara J. Wilkinson and Tim Dixon Green Roof Ecosystems Green Roof Ecosystems Green Roof Ecosystems - Richard K. Sutton Grönatakhandboken Growing Green Guide: A guide to green roofs, walls and facades in Melbourne and Victoria, Australia - ISBN 978-1-74326-715-8
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Academic year 2019/2020Green Roofs - basic concepts and application (LK0319-10280) 2019-09-02 - 2020-01-19
Academic year 2018/2019Green Roofs - basic concepts and application (LK0319-10285) 2018-09-03 - 2019-01-20
LK0319 Green Roofs - basic concepts and application, 15.0 CreditsGröna tak - grundläggande koncept och användning
Education cycleFirst cycle
|Green roofs in urban planning and policy developm.||3.00||1002|
|Effects of green roofs on the urban environment||6.00||1003|
|Building green roofs with quality||6.00||1004|
Advanced study in the main fieldFirst cycle, entry requirements only from upper secondary school(G1N)
Prior knowledgeThe equivalence of general entrance requirements for higher education studies
ObjectivesThe course has as general aims to facilitate for students to expand their knowledge of different types of green roofs. During the course students will treat questions connected to delivery of ecosystem services from green solutions, how different green roofs influence the urban environment and how these aspects can be brought in urban planning. The course will also bring up questions connected to safe installation of green roofs on buildings and how vegetation and soil can be designed to achieve high quality.
On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- give examples of different types of vegetation covered roofs and explain their respective advantages and disadvantages with regard to the urban environment
- give examples of how green roofs can be integrated in urban planning as well as describe which ecosystem services that can be connected to green roofs
- give a detailed description and discuss how green roofs influence the urban environment with regard to urban hydrology, urban energy balances, biodiversity, aesthetics, air quality and recreation values
- have a basic understanding of how an installation of a green roof can influence the building envelope including sealing membrane and building energy balance
- be able to explain how substrate and soil suited for different types of green roofs function, can be designed and specified at procurement. The students should also be able to give example different components for green roof substrates.
ContentThe course covers green roofs from a broad perspective as it stretches over the multifunctionality of the systems in relation to the urban environment and the complex context in the border between design, technology and biology. In this, the course stretches from biology and soil science to how one can design and use roofscapes for human experience. The development of knowledge connected to green roofs has gone fast during the latest 15 the years and there are many international scientific environments that work with the questions. The course will have an international perspective on green roofs.
The course is based on literature studies, lectures, exercises and field trips as well as a final project work.
The course covers the following aspects connected to green roofs:
- green roofs influence on the urban environment in relation to urban hydrology, urban energy balances, biodiversity, aesthetics, air quality and recreation,
- planning tools for urban green infrastructure,
- building construction,
- definitions and concepts connected to different types of vegetation-covered roofs,
- presentation of different types of green roofs,
- basic soil science,
- basic plant ecology and plant physiology,
- design and implementation of green roofs.
Formats and requirements for examinationExamination takes place through a large project work and a number of home assignments. A Pass grade for the entire course requires a passed project work, a passed project presentation as well as passed home assignments.
- If the student fails a test, the examiner may give the student a supplementary assignment, provided this is possible and there is reason to do so.
- If the student has been granted special educational support because of a disability, the examiner has the right to offer the student an adapted test, or provide an alternative assessment.
- If changes are made to this course syllabus, or if the course is closed, SLU shall decide on transitional rules for examination of students admitted under this syllabus but who have not yet passed the course.
- For the examination of a degree project (independent project), the examiner may also allow the student to add supplemental information after the deadline. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.
- The right to take part in teaching and/or supervision only applies to the course date to which the student has been admitted and registered on.
- If there are special reasons, the student may take part in course components that require compulsory attendance at a later date. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.