Comparative Roof Testing at Onondaga County Correctional Facility

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.