Thursday, September 28, 2017

Landscape Architecture faculty member Kirk Dimond’s most recent article, “Sustainable roof selection: Environmental and contextual factors to be considered in choosing a vegetated roof or rooftop solar photovoltaic system”, co-authored with Amy Webb (3rd year Master of Landscape Architecture student and student ASLA president) appears in the November 2017 issue of Sustainable Cities and Society. In the article, Dimond and Webb review and classify the cited benefits of vegetated roofs and solar PV systems to facilitate comparison based on three scales of consideration: site, landscape/community, and regional. They suggest that the greatest benefit from either system is gained when the system can be aligned with the type and scale of the project while also becoming part of a broader network.

 

Kirk Dimond