Air and Water
Air and Water ARCH 215
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Date Created: 02/09/15
Air and Water 01232015 Bene ts of air 0 Plants and animals need to survive Contains greenhouse gases 0 Keeps the planet naturally warmer than it would be otherwise 0 Maintains an average global temperature above freezing that allows water to exist in its liquid state NOT A NEW TOPIC Complaints recorded in the 13th century when coal was rst used in London 0 Since the 19th century the atmosphere of major British cities gave way to smog 0 Smog smoke and fog In 1970s acid rain 0 Widespread term used for all forms of acid precipitation o Particularly harmful to plants 0 Changes the pH level in the soil 0 Takes away important minerals in the soil MAIN CULPRITS Sulphur dioxide Nitrogen oxides Particulates Volatile organic compound GREENBELT AS A SOLUTION Greenbelt is a strip of vegetation for which species of trees and shrubs are scienti cally chosen and planted to serve a designated purpose such as 0 Control of Wind Dust Noise Greenbelts must be developed around a source of pollutant in a manner to effectively reduce the pollution GREENROOFS o A green roof system is an extension of the existing roof which involves a high quality water proo ng and root repellant system a drainage system lter cloth a lightweight medium and plants In America they are still underused In Europe the green roof system has become very well established Green roof technologies not only provide owners of buildings with a proven return on investment but also represent opportunities for signi cant social economic and environmental bene ts particularly cities 39 rrriueriir 51 Buyer Drainage lluyier Lquot quot quot lfabric Rent barrier membrane Emil dealt
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