Green Roofs Seminar

February 15, 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Mānoa Campus, POST 126

Seminar by Mark Ambler (Weston Solutions)

Green roofs do more than just create an attractive outdoor space on an otherwise undeveloped surface. They also protect the roof from harmful UV rays and temperature fluctuations, reduce the urban heat island effect, and insulate the building which increases energy efficiency. Hawaii has both the highest average temperature and highest energy cost in the nation. This makes Hawaii the most expensive state to run a HVAC system. Hawaii is also highly dependent upon imported food products which creates a business opportunity for roof based farming. Barriers to widespread adoption of green roofs in Hawaii will be discussed as well as potential opportunities for innovation and development.

Event Sponsor
Water Resources Research Center, Mānoa Campus

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philip moravcik, 956-3097,

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