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The green roof manual : a professional guide to design, installation, and maintenance

Author: Edmund C Snodgrass; Linda McIntyre
Publisher: Portland : Timber Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Green roofs -- the ultimate in sustainable building practices -- continue to generate enormous interest and enthusiasm among architects, landscape designers, and urban planners. Increasingly strict stormwater regulations and the appeal of LEED-related projects have also boosted the popularity and desirability of green roofs. Those who want to build green roofs, however, have few resources to guide them. Until now,
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edmund C Snodgrass; Linda McIntyre
ISBN: 9781604690491 1604690496
OCLC Number: 527702705
Description: 295 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Green roof basics --
What is green roof? --
Green roof benefits --
A brief history of green roofs --
Will green roofs remain a small niche, or are their numbers likely to increase? 2. Anatomy of a green roof assembly --
The living part of the green roof: growing medium --
The living part of the green roof: plants --
Non-green aspects of green roofs: loading, waterproofing, and drainage. 3. State of the industry --
Buyer beware --
Guidelines and standards --
Research and testing --
Professional and industry information --
Risk assessment --
Third-party certification --
Accreditation --
Green roof economics and the role of incentives --
Integrating green roofs into regulations and policy. 4. Designing and building your green roof --
The design process --
The installation process --
Green roof design paradigms: simple extensive green roofs --
Green roof design paradigms: green roofs as amenity spaces --
Green roof design paradigms: specialty green roofs --
Special design considerations and challenges. 5. Maintaining your green roof --
Green roof maintenance basics --
Weeds: the first order of maintenance business --
Maintaining plant and soil health --
Maintaining the non-green elements of a green roof --
When maintenance isn't enough.
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Presented in an approachable, reader-friendly format, this book helps the reader understand how green roofs systems function.  Read more...

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