Green Roofs and Rooftop Gardens

Green Roofs and Rooftop Gardens

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Overview

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden has long been a leading advocate of urban greening and sustainable design--and a green roof is an exciting expression of these ideals. Vegetated roof systems prevent water pollution, cool and purify the surrounding air, extend roof life, and improve energy efficiency. Here are 13 of New York City's most remarkable examples--including the elevated lawn at Lincoln Center--along with a detailed historical overview, essays by industry experts, and practical advice readers can use to turn their own roofs green.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781889538815
Publisher: Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Publication date: 08/07/2012
Series: BBG Guides for a Greener Planet Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 120
Product dimensions: 13.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Greeting the Fifth Façade Beth Hanson 4

Green Roofs Past, Present, and Future Linda S. Velazquez 6

Benefits of Green Roofs Beth Hanson 12

Green Roof and Living Wall Trends Linda S. Valazquez Haven Kiers 14

A Green Roof Glossary Tracey Faireland 16

Transforming the Big Apple Beth Hanson 20

Cook + Fox Architects 22

Brooklyn Heights Carriage House 26

Con Edison Training Center 30

Brooklyn Grange 34

Lincoln Center's Illumination Lawn 38

Bronx Design and Construction Academy 42

West Village Loft 46

The Brook 50

Five Borough Administration Building 54

The Solaire 60

USPS Morgan Distribution Center 64

Regis High School 68

Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Center 72

The Nuts and Bolts of Construction Yessica Mariñez 76

Green Roof Horticulture Edmund C. Snodgrass 84

Going Native? Edward Toth Matthew I. Palmer 90

Rooftop Container Gardening Meredith Ford 92

Bringing a Green Roof to Your School Elizabeth Peters 100

For More Information 102

Contributors 104

Index 107

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