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Aubrey Hake 2007

Aubrey Hake 2007

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PROMOTING SUSTAINABLE GREEN ROOFS THROUGH LEADERSHIP IN
ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN (LEED)

by
AUBREY HAKE
B.S., University of Missouri-Columbia, 2004
A THESIS

submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree
MASTER OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
Department of Landscape Architecture, Regional and Community Planning

College of Architecture, Planning and Design
KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY
Manhattan, Kansas
2007
Approved by:
Major Professor
Dr. Tim Keane
Abstract

The multidisciplinary quality of green roofs involves landscape architects, architects,
structural engineers, horticulturalists, and increasingly ecologists in design and
implementation. A standard of measurement of green roof sustainability is necessary
with increasing professional and public interest in green roofs and green roof impact on
stormwater and urban ecology. Currently, green roof LEED (Leadership in Energy and
Environmental Design) credits do not address the sustainability of green roofs. The
intent of this research is to take a critical look at green roof sustainability in regards to the
United States Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED green building standard credits.
It is also my intent to be (at least) a small, yet integral part in advancing the LEED
standards and environmental standards as a whole.

Precedent studies, archival research and professional interviews provide a solid
foundation for the development of green roof LEED credits to measure success and
increase green roof sustainability. Dialog with the USGBC and professionals provide a
sound base for the development of the green roof criteria.

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Table of Contents

List of Figures................................................................................................................... vii
List of Tables..................................................................................................................... ix
Acknowledgements............................................................................................................. x
CHAPTER 1 - Introduction................................................................................................ 1
Research Question.......................................................................................................... 4
Research Intent............................................................................................................... 6
Green Roof Sustainability............................................................................................... 8
Thesis Format................................................................................................................. 9
CHAPTER 2 - Background.............................................................................................. 10
Introduction................................................................................................................... 10
Green Roof Basics........................................................................................................ 12
Definitions................................................................................................................. 12
Green Roof History....................................................................................................... 17
Materials................................................................................................................... 19
Standards Involving Green Roofs................................................................................. 24
LEED............................................................................................................................ 25
History of the USGBC and LEED............................................................................ 25
LEED Rating System................................................................................................ 25
Product Development Process.................................................................................. 25
Building Certification Process.................................................................................. 26
Criticisms of LEED................................................................................................... 28
Alternative Green Building Standards and Organizations........................................ 30
LEED Evolution........................................................................................................ 31
Precedent Studies.......................................................................................................... 33
Study A: Ford Dearborn Plant................................................................................. 35
Context.................................................................................................................. 35
Design Development............................................................................................. 36
Maintenance.......................................................................................................... 37

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