Document Type

Honors Thesis


Texas is home to some of the hottest summers, often reaching over 100o during the day. A few countries, like Canada and Germany, have created policies that mandated green roof garden systems for new and renovated buildings. Studies conducted by the American Society of Landscape Architects shows that green roofs can lower the temperature of a city as a whole anywhere between 0.2o and 1.4o F. The implementation of green roof gardens in Texas can aid in lowering heat islands, excessive rainwater run-off, and increase energy efficiency in buildings. With the research conducted, this project was a creative design proposal for the construction of a green roof garden for the CAPPA Building at the University of Texas at Arlington, in hopes of beginning a more sustainable change.

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Faculty Mentor of Honors Project

Kathryn E Holliday



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