Angélica Felicidade Guião Marcato Costa, João Alexandre Paschoalin Filho, Tatiana Tucunduva Philipi Cortese and Brenda Chaves Coelho Leite. "The Green Roof Thermal Performance Evaluation in Comparison to Asbestos Cement Tiles Applied to Light Steel Frame Brazilian Buildings." Archnet-IJAR: International Journal of Architectural Research. Vol. 12, issue 3 (2018): 288-307.
This research aimed at comparing the thermal performance provided in experimental modules, one of which was performed with conventional cover, made of asbestos cement tiles; an another with green cover. The structure of the studied modules was executed using Light Steel Frame technique. As an experimental research, modules were built in a wide place, without the interference of shading. Instruments were installed in the inner part of the modules to measure the following data: air temperature, relative humidity. From the collected data, representative episodes have been chosen for the studies that aimed to compare the comfort provided by both modules, built with different roofs. As result, it was verified that the module with green roof had better performance than the module covered with asbestos cement tile in all selected episodes. The module covered with green roof maintained lower internal temperature variation throughout the days, indicating that the green roof has characteristic thermal insulation, reducing the heat flow from the roof.