Faculty Advisor

Levey, Fiona

Faculty Advisor

Albano, Leonard D.

Abstract

The goal of this project was to design and assess the value of an innovative roofing system that integrates a green roof with solar panels and a water collection system. Through research and testing, we were able to determine the thermal, drainage, weight, and solar properties of our roofing layers in order to conduct a life-cycle cost analysis for use on residential homes. A wood truss with a polygonal top chord was designed to support the roof structure.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

2020-04-07

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Major

Chemical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

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