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Title: An investigation into new SUB rooftop garden irrigations systems
Author: Chang, Dale; Hammerl, Braeden; Manhas, Bhupinder
Issue Date: 2012
Publicly Available in cIRcle 2012-07-06
Series/Report no. University of British Columbia, UBC Social, Ecological, Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Student Reports
Abstract: The students within Applied Science 262 were given several choices for their projects relating to the new SUB building. We were tasked with further researching irrigation systems that can be used for the rooftop gardens. We were to conduct a triple bottom-line analysis for the different irrigation systems that could be used and compare the results and determine what would be the best choice to use for the rooftop garden for the new SUB. With the idea of attaining LEED platinum in mind our decisions were based more off of the environmental and social aspects of our triple bottom line analysis. It is our recommendation that Sub-surface Drip Irrigation (SDI) be used for the crop area of the new SUB roof top garden. Container gardening and the Greenhouse due to their smaller size should be watered by hand or through the use of high efficiency sprinkler systems. We also that further analysis of using multiple types of irrigation systems for the garden be done. Within the limited time frame of the course we were unable to fully investigate the possibility of multiple systems. Disclaimer: “UBC SEEDS provides students with the opportunity to share the findings of their studies, as well as their opinions, conclusions and recommendations with the UBC community. The reader should bear in mind that this is a student project/report and is not an official document of UBC. Furthermore readers should bear in mind that these reports may not reflect the current status of activities at UBC. We urge you to contact the research persons mentioned in a report or the SEEDS Coordinator about the current status of the subject matter of a project/report.”
Affiliation: Sustainability Office
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/42607
Peer Review Status: Unreviewed
Scholarly Level: Undergraduate

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