Green Roofs: A Guide to their Design and Installation

Green Roofs: A Guide to their Design and Installation

by Angela Youngman

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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 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.

Product Details

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

About the Author


Angela Youngman is a freelance journalist and author.

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