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Green roofs for a wide brown land: Opportunities and barriers for rooftop greening in Australia

There is increasing public, industry and government interest in establishing green roofs in Australian cities due to their demonstrated environmental benefits. While a small number of green roofs have been constructed in Australia, most are roof gardens or intensive green roofs.
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Green Roofs as an Adaptation to Climate Change: Modelling the Green Roof at the Burnley Campus, the University of Melbourne

This report presents a study on green roofs (roofs that have vegetation planted on them). The findings of the study show that green roofs can decrease the energy required to cool a room in summer by 48%.

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