Green Roofs

Green Roofs

A Guide to Their Design and Installation

Book - 2011
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Environmentally friendly buildings are a must for our future. Among the many new ideas for buildings are green roofs. But what is a green roof? How do they work? Why are individuals and businesses installing them? And how do you install and maintain a green roof?

Independent Publishing Group
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.


Publisher: Ramsbury : Crowood, 2011
ISBN: 9781847972965
1847972969
Characteristics: 143 p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm

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