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green roofs:

At Jamesville Correctional Facility four green roofs have been installed. With the unique design of four identical housing units the County had an opportunity to study how different green roof technology works in our upstate New York climate. Along with these roofs, a monitoring system was installed using thermocouple sensors that are connected to a data logging system. This data collection system will provide ongoing information about the ambient temperature, the roof temperature on the inside surface and between the concrete and insulation, and the indoor space temperature. CDH Energy does monitoring and will issue an annual comparative synopsis on each roof system. The four roofs installed are:
  • Baseline roof
  • Cool roof
  • Solar reflective roof (white roof)
  • Green roof
The green technology analysis will allow Onondaga County to collect first hand information that will assist in making future roof replacements.