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dc.contributor.authorGrant, Elizabeth J.en
dc.contributor.authorJones, James R.en
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-04T23:10:32Zen
dc.date.available2020-09-04T23:10:32Zen
dc.date.issued2008-04-01en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/99905en
dc.description.abstractDesign frequently involves making tradeoffs to obtain the “optimal” solution to a design problem, often using intuition or past experience as a guide. Since vegetated roofing is a relatively complex and comparatively new technology to many practitioners, a rational, explicit method to help organize and rank the tradeoffs made during the design process is needed. This research comprises the creation of a framework diagramming the decision process involved in the selection of vegetated roofing systems. Through literature review, case studies and interviews with experts, the available knowledge is captured and organized to determine the critical parameters affecting design decisions. Six important evaluative categories are identified and parameters within these categories are addressed in the context of a decision support system for green roof designers. A summation of the total importance of the advantages represented by each alternative is used to determine the most feasible green roof system for a particular project. The framework is demonstrated and compared with green roof designers’ decisionmaking processes and conclusions are drawn regarding its effectiveness.en
dc.format.extentPages 138-153en
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subject1201 Architectureen
dc.subject1202 Buildingen
dc.titleA Decision-Making Framework for Vegetated Roofing System Selectionen
dc.typeArticle - Refereeden
dc.date.updated2020-09-04T23:10:27Zen
dc.description.versionPublished (Publication status)en
dc.description.notesThe Journal of Green Building is a peer reviewed journal that combines research with practical applications. It had a SCImago Journal Rank indicator of 0,174 in 2012 and has an estimated 56% acceptance rate.en
dc.title.serialJournal of Green Buildingen
dc.identifier.volume3.4en
dc.identifier.orcidGrant, Elizabeth [0000-0002-5468-7990 (orcid)]en
pubs.organisational-group/Virginia Tech/Architecture and Urban Studiesen
pubs.organisational-group/Virginia Tech/All T&R Facultyen
pubs.organisational-group/Virginia Tech/Architecture and Urban Studies/School of Architecture + Designen
pubs.organisational-group/Virginia Tech/Architecture and Urban Studies/CAUS T&R Facultyen
pubs.organisational-group/Virginia Techen


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