Green Roofs: A Guide to their Design and Installation

Green Roofs: A Guide to their Design and Installation

by Angela Youngman
     
 

A guide to the process of designing and installing a green roof—essential reading for anyone interested in energy-efficient buildings
 
Environmentally friendly buildings are a must for the future, and among the many new ideas for buildings are green roofs—but what exactly is a green roof, and how do they work? Why are individuals

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A guide to the process of designing and installing a green roof—essential reading for anyone interested in energy-efficient buildings
 
Environmentally friendly buildings are a must for the future, and among the many new ideas for buildings are green roofs—but what exactly is a green roof, and how do they work? Why are individuals and businesses installing them, and how difficult is it to install and maintain a green roof? This guide introduces the range of green roofs available, from the small garden shed to towering skyscrapers; discusses the role of the green roof as part of an overall greening of a building and landscape; advises on types of vegetation to be grown, maintenance required, and problems that can be encountered; analyzes the green roof movement; and describes residential and business case studies from across the world. With contributions from builders, architects, and gardeners, this is not a self-help manual, as most green roofs will need a string of professionals, but a guide to the process of designing and installing a green roof.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Angela Youngman's light and enjoyable read will increase your green roof smarts."  —Inhabitat 

"A good addition to the literature on sustainability."  —The Daily News

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847972965
Publisher:
Crowood Press, Limited, The
Publication date:
04/01/2012
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
1,200,198
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.40(d)

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"Angela Youngman's light and enjoyable read will increase your green roof smarts."  —Inhabitat 

"A good addition to the literature on sustainability."  —The Daily News

Meet the Author


Angela Youngman is a freelance journalist and author.

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