Green roofs are covered with growing media and vegetation that enable rainfall infiltration and evapotranspiration of stored water. They are particularly cost-effective in dense urban areas where land values are high and on large industrial or office buildings where stormwater management costs are likely to be high. In VO6, users could have two options for designing green roof, including subsurface ponding and surface ponding types. The difference between the two types is water storing in different layers. In surface ponding types, users could set a parameter for a depth of ponding layer, while in subsurface type, a depth would be set in the storage layer. Both types have roof drains to convey storm water to drainage sewer or retaining area. Key features for green roof are shown in the diagram below.
|Parameter Name||Description||Default Value|
|DEPTH-AREA CURVE||Depth area curve for surface ponding area, depth is defined from the bottom of the ponding layer||For subsurface type, users could set 0 for depth|
|MOISTURE||Initial soil moisture content of the engineered soil layer (frac-tion)||0.3|
|INFILTRATION||Rate with which water moves through porous material (m/hour)||0.5|
|POROSITY||Fraction of soil that is made up of spaces (pores) between particles||0.467|
|DEPTH||Depth of the storage layer (m)||1|
|POROSITY||Fraction of storage layer that is made up of spaces (pores) between particles||0.4|