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GREEN ROOFING 2
Green Roofing
PART # 1: THEGREEN ROOFING CONSTRUCTION SYATEM
Green roofing is a system of roofing, which uses plant life for roof covering rather than
the usual roof-covering materials such as iron sheets and tiles. This system has been in existence
since 1960s, though it has become more popular and acceptable in the society as an appropriate
alternative system of roofing to the traditional one in the recent past, mostly as from the late
1990s. This acceptance was due to its multiple environmental benefits among saving of heating
and cooling accordingly. The use of green roofing system does provide an excellent insulation to
the building in question, a factor that eventually leads to a significant reduction in the
consumption of energy. This system equally acts as a natural filter for rainwater, a situation that
undeniably helps in the reduction of the amount of rain drainage. With reference from Scholz-
Barth and Weiler (2011), it is evident that the embracement of green roofing systems enables the
plants on the roof coverage to absorb approximately 50% of the total rainwater landing on such
roofs, an amount that would otherwise run into water bodies and sewerage systems.
The embracement of green roofing technology has as well become more popular among
urban areas, as it helps in the creation of an additional green space, which brings an element or
aspect of nature in the huge concrete and steel jungle. Furthermore, the plantation on the green
roofs also enhances the attraction of wildlife among them honeybees, birds, and butterflies in the
urban setting. This subsequently facilitates the creation of a natural feeling even in big cities and
huge urban settings. It is equally inevitable that green roofing systems are often visually
appealing, and does create an attractive contrast compared to steel and concrete roofs, and the
same time, it gives many people a platform from where to take advantage of the possibility to
cultivate vegetation, fruits, and flowers on the roofs of their buildings. The vegetation-covered

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GREEN ROOFING 3
roofs also provide a favorable environment from where to relax and enjoy the morning sun
busking, and chat comfortably with friends.
The introduction to the CSI Master Format Division and sub-group of the green roof
systems
The Construction Specification Institute (CSI) Mater Format is a specification-writing
standard that guides most of the commercial building designs as well as their construction. The
CSI Mater Format has a number of divisions and subdivisions that specify the standards of all the
commercial construction projects including those that uses the green roof technology of
construction. Some of the main divisions as per the provisions of this infamous Master Format
include the procurement and constructing requirement, which comprises of a number of sub-
divisions among them the sub-divisions for instructions for procurement, the procurement forms
and supplements, the contacting forms and supplements, and several others.
Another division in the CSI Master Format that is massive significance in the
construction of buildings with the green roof systems is the division of thermal and moisture

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Management: Green RoofingNameInstitutionGreen RoofingPART # 1: THEGREEN ROOFING CONSTRUCTION SYATEMGreen roofing is a system of roofing, which uses plant life for roof covering rather than the usual roof-covering materials such as iron sheets and tiles. This system has been in existence since 1960s, though it has become more popular and acceptable in the society as an appropriate alternative system of roofing to the traditional one in the recent past, mostly as from the late 1990s. This acceptance was due to its multiple environmental benefits among saving of heating and cooling accordingly. The use of green roofing system does provide an excellent insulation to the building in question, a factor that eventually leads to a significant reduction in the consumption of energy. This system equally acts as a natural filter for rainwater, a situation that undeniably helps in the reduction of the amount of rain drainage. With reference from Scholz-Barth and Weiler (2011), it is evident that the embracement of green roofing systems enables the plants on the roof coverage to absorb approximately 50% of the total rainwater landing on such roofs, an amount that would otherwise run into water bodies and sewerage systems.The embracement of green roofing technology has as well become more popular among urban areas, as it helps in the creation of an additional green space, which brings an element or aspect of nature in the huge concrete and steel jungle. Furthermore, ...
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