Green Roof Construction and Maintenance (GreenSource Books) / Edition 1

Green Roof Construction and Maintenance (GreenSource Books) / Edition 1

by Kelly Luckett
     
 

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ISBN-10: 007160880X

ISBN-13: 9780071608800

Pub. Date: 07/17/2009

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

A Complete Guide to Building and Maintaining Green Roofs

Written by an industry expert in green roof design and installation, this GreenSource book presents all of the information you need to skillfully design, construct, and maintain green roofs. You will find a wealth of practical details gathered through real-world implementations and independent

Overview

A Complete Guide to Building and Maintaining Green Roofs

Written by an industry expert in green roof design and installation, this GreenSource book presents all of the information you need to skillfully design, construct, and maintain green roofs. You will find a wealth of practical details gathered through real-world implementations and independent research.

Green Roof Construction and Maintenance explains how to design a green roof, plan for irrigation and drainage, select and place soil and plants, and maintain the entire setup. The book also discusses return on investment, LEED design specifications, and the myriad short- and long-term environmental benefits of green roofs. Filled with step-by-step illustrations and full-color photographs, this is a valuable, hands-on guide to a rapidly emerging trend in the sustainability movement.

Green Roof Construction and Maintenance includes:

  • Key questions to ask at each stage of the green building process
  • Tested tips and techniques for successful structural design
  • Construction methods for new and existing buildings
  • Information on insulation, drainage, detailing, irrigation, and plant selection
  • Details on optimal soil formulation
  • Illustrations featuring various stages of construction
  • Best practices for green roof maintenance
  • A survey of environmental benefits, including evapo-transpiration, storm-water management, habitat restoration, and improvement of air quality
  • Tips on the LEED design and certification process
  • Considerations for assessing return on investment
  • Color photographs of successfully installed green roofs
  • Useful checklists, tables, and charts

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071608800
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
07/17/2009
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents

Ch 1. Introduction

Ch 2. Design

Ch 3. Structural Design

Ch 4. Waterproofing

Ch 5. Green Roof Soil

Ch 6. Construction

Ch 7. Plants

Ch 8. Maintenance

Ch 9. Realistic Expectations

Ch 10. The Environment

Ch 11. Return on Investment

Ch 12. Quantifying the Benefits

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