alberta ecoroof initiative

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The applied research we have undertaken on this project has advanced our understanding of regionally appropriate designs, demonstrating the viability of green roofs in Alberta’s unique climatic conditions. Fully instrumented with thermal sensors and a climate station, this roof allows for in-depth, continuous research and monitoring. 

Since 2004, this 3,000 sq. ft. demonstration project has evolved from a demonstration project, to a site for educational programming and field research into plant species suitability, stormwater mitigation and maintenance programs. The AEI project stands out for being the only project in the province to test different green roof systems side-by-side, varying by type and depth of growing medium, and plant species selection. In addition, a research team at Westhoff Engineering Resources demonstrated the effectiveness of green roofs to absorb stormwater runoff.