Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 2018, 66, 43-48
Published online 2018-02-28

The Establishment of Experimental Green Roofs

Věra Hubačíková1, Lenka Filipová1, Petr Pelikán2

1Department of Applied and Landscape Ecology, Faculty of Agronomy, Mendel University in Brno, Zemědělská 1, 613 00 Brno, Czech Republic
2Department of Landscape Management, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology, Mendel University in Brno, Zemědělská 1, 613 00 Brno, Czech Republic

The aim of the work was establishment of research green roofs on Mendel University in Brno. The experimental green roofs were established in August 2015 and it is based on current issues of rainwater management and the quality of storm water launched into recipients or sewage system. There is a valid legislation addressing the management of rainwater in environment – decree no. 268/2009, Coll., and decree no. 269/2009, Coll. Four experimental plots were created and placed in Mendel University Campus. It was hypothesized that different types of experimental plots will result in different amount of retained water and in different quality of water runoff. Resulting hypotheses proved statistically significant difference between the height of rainfall and runoff height on individual types of green roofs. In addition, it was shown that the different types of roofs prove statistically significant difference in the ability to reduce runoff (retention efficiency).


The research was financially supported by the Internal Grant Agency of MENDELU project IP39/2015 “Green roofs as an alternative way of rain water treatment”.


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