Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment of Alternative Green Roofs – A Systematic Literature Review

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Tighnavard Balasbaneh, A., Sher, W., Madun, A. and Ashour, A. (2023). Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment of Alternative Green Roofs – A Systematic Literature Review. Building and Environment. 248 (15), p. 111064. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2023.111064
AuthorsTighnavard Balasbaneh, A., Sher, W., Madun, A. and Ashour, A.
Abstract

There is general agreement on the importance of green roofs as ways of reducing GHG emissions, reducing overall costs and improving sustainability in urban areas. This systematic literature review highlights life cycle sustainability assessment as an essential criterion to evaluate green roofs. A bibliometric analysis was used to quantitatively review relevant literature. The Scopus database was chosen as a bibliographic database of academic publications. Thes period of search started from 2003 and final search was conducted on February 15, 2023. Based on further in-depth reading, 88 publication records which met the selection criteria, including 74 papers and 14 conference papers. Researchers from the United States contributed almost 31 % of the documents. We evaluated leading studies in this field and discussed assessment method, system boundaries and research gaps through a critical literature review and a systematic search review. Finally, we propose a framework and identify
a gap and future research. The environmental aspect of green roofs have received more attention than economic issues. We found that most economic evaluations of green roofs are limited to their construction stage. As yet there is no comprehensive social study on green roofs. We considered a unified study of the economic, environmental impact and social evaluation of green roofs to be warranted. Additionally, various measurement methods should be used to assess the economic profitability of green roofs over the long term. In summary, this study provides a deeper understanding of the environmental, social, and economic performance of green roofs and identifies research gaps as well as future research directions.

KeywordsLife cycle sustainability assessment; Green roofs; Life cycle assessment; Circular economy ;Social life cycle assessment
Year2023
JournalBuilding and Environment
Journal citation248 (15), p. 111064
PublisherElsevier
ISSN0360-1323
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2023.111064
Web address (URL)https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0360132323010910?via%3Dihub
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