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Re: GSBN:Data on Living Roofs

<x-flowed windows-1250>John:

A design firm near Edmonton, Alberta is using green roof supplies from two
firms. Their web addresses are www.suprema.ca and www.hydrotech.com

all the best,


Sustainable Works
Habib John Gonzalez
RR#1, S-4, C-12
Crescent Valley, British Columbia
Canada, V0G-1H0
tel/fax 250-359-5095
"Better the kindness of imperfection than perfection without kindness"

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From: "John Swearingen" jswearingen@...
To: "GSBN" GSBN@...
Sent: Friday, March 17, 2006 10:05 AM
Subject: GSBN:Data on Living Roofs


Does anyone know of some hard data on the thermal qualities of living
I've done some preliminary energy modeling, in Energy 10, and come out
very little difference.  I presume that's because the program can't
for the shading of plants, evaporative cooling effects of moist soil, and
perhaps the ability of the earth to hold heat, then release it to the
sky.  Is there some real data on this?


John Swearingen
design and construction
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