Objective evidence demonstrating how green roofs perform and function under local conditions is required prior to their widespread adoption. The applied research at BCIT is guided by cutting-edge science and collaborative partnerships.
Phase 1 of BCIT’s green roof research program (2002-2007) demonstrated how extensive green roofs perform in the coastal BC climate for stormwater mitigation, thermal efficiency and material durability. The summarized results from Phase 1 can be viewed as a presentation and in reports and articles. Expanded themes of research for the second phase (2007-2010) will explore sound transmission and living walls.