Comparative Roof Testing at Onondaga County Correctional Facility

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Onondaga County sought to evaluate the energy and water retention performance of green or vegetative roofing systems relative to other conventional and energy-efficient roofing systems. A major roof replacement project on multiple buildings at the Jamesville Correctional Facility offered the opportunity for a side-by-side test to evaluate different roofing systems. Monitoring equipment and instrumentation were installed to measure the performance of the different systems.