An automated green roof management system designed for apartment buildings in Southern California could significantly improve several regional environmental factors. Because Southern California has a dry and windy climate, green roofs can be difficult to maintain and monitor. However, with the implementation of an automated IoT managed system that monitors the surface temperature, light, humidity, pH, turbidity, and water level within the green roof system through an interactive website, green roofs can become easier to maintain and monitor in Southern California.
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