Performance Evaluation Tool
Based on the results of a 2-year in-situ performance study of different types of Urbanscape Green Roof Systems in different climate conditions we are now able to define economic and environmental advantages of a green roof in terms of:
Energy performance in summer (cooling effect)
Energy performance in winter (thermal insulation)
Rainwater or stormwater management performance
Performance in reducing the heat island effect
PET helps current and potential users/owners of Urbanscape know the real performance of a green roof in detailed numeric and graphic data reports. For example, the graphs below show annual energy and stormwater management performance on a typical warm lightweight roof in Toronto.
With just a couple simple inputs, we can calculate specific performance results of your planned Urbanscape system:
Building construction details (ex. Roof type, insulation type, etc.)
Site meteorological parameters
Urbanscape system components (ex. Width of green roll, irrigation system, etc.)
If you are interested in receiving a sample Performance evaluation report for a selected city OR if you would like us to prepare you a Customized Performance Evaluation Tool for a specific project, please contact us.
Urbanscape Performance Evaluation Tool (PET) was designed to measure and define green roof performance in different climate zones.