Jiusto, J. Scott
Mathews, Lauren M
San Juan, Puerto Rico
University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras
This report, prepared for the University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras, investigated the feasibility and desirability of utilizing vegetated (green) roofs in the tropical climate of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Feasibility was assessed through experiments on the performance of various plants and soils and development of a temperature sensor network to collect data for a heat transfer model. Desirability was assessed through interviews with employees in targeted industries. Green roofs were found to yield substantial benefits at both the economic and environmental level.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Interactive Qualifying Project
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Biology and Biotechnology