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Responding to the Urban Heat Island: A Review of the Potential of Green Infrastructure

This report reviews the Australian and international scientific and technical literature quantifying the cooling and energy-saving benefits of three types of green infrastructure: shade trees; green roofs; and vertical greening systems (VGS) (green walls and facades). International research demonstrates that green infrastructure can reduce surface and ambient temperatures at the micro-scale

Author: Hunter-Block et al.
Published date: 1/06/2013
Research type: Report


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