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Green roofs have a myriad of benefits including attracting biodiversity, reducing air pollution, storm water management and reducing the impact of the urban heat island effect. Did you know that green roofs can also improve the efficiency of solar panels? In this episode we explore how integrating a green roof with a solar photovoltaic system (known as a biosolar green roof) can boost the solar energy output. In the second half of this episode we look into some incentives that could increase the uptake of green roofs.
Featuring:Dr. Peter Irga, Environmental Engineer at the University of Technology Sydney.Robert Fleck, Research Engineer for the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology and PhD Candidate at the University of Technology Sydney,Jorge Chapa, Head of Market Transformation at the Green Building Council of Australia.
Producer/Presenter: Marlene EvenMusic: Epidemic Sound

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