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Green roofs and rooftop gardens

Author: Beth Hanson; Sarah Schmidt
Publisher: Brooklyn, NY : Brooklyn Botanic Garden, ©2012.
Series: Brooklyn Botanic Garden guides for a greener planet, handbook #198.
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This volume introduces green roofs or living roofs, a roof of a building that is partially or completely covered with vegetation and a growing medium, planted over a waterproofing membrane. Green roofs can serve several purposes for a building, such as absorbing rainwater, providing insulation, creating a habitat for wildlife, and helping to lower urban air temperatures and mitigate the heat island effect. The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Beth Hanson; Sarah Schmidt
ISBN: 9781889538815 1889538817
OCLC Number: 777600372
Notes: The Field Museum Library notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 102-103) and index.
Exchange 1147 (2012-Q4).
Acc no.: 256230 (pbk.).
Description: 111 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Greening the fifth façade / Beth Hanson --
Green roofs past, present, and future / Linda S. Velazquez --
Benefits of green roofs / Beth Hanson --
Green roof and living wall trends / Linda S. Valazquez with Haven Kiers --
A green roof glossary / Tracey Faireland --
Transforming the Big Apple / Beth Hanson --
Cook + Fox Architects --
Brooklyn Heights Carriage House --
Con Edison Training Center --
Brooklyn Grange --
Lincoln Center's illumination lawn --
Bronx Design and Construction Academy --
West Village Loft --
The Brook --
Five Borough Administration Building --
The Solaire --
USPS Morgan Distribution Center --
Regis High School --
Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Center --
The nuts and bolts of construction / Yessica Mariñez --
Green roof horticulture / Edmund C. Snodgrass --
Going native? / Edward Toth and Matthew I. Palmer --
Rooftop container gardening / Meredith Ford --
Bringing a green roof to your school / Elizabeth Peters.
Series Title: Brooklyn Botanic Garden guides for a greener planet, handbook #198.
Other Titles: Green roofs & rooftop gardens
Brooklyn Botanic Garden guides for a greener planet ;
Brooklyn Botanic Garden guides for a greener planet
Responsibility: Beth Hanson and Sarah Schmidt, editors.
Local System Bib Number:
000125046

Abstract:

This volume introduces green roofs or living roofs, a roof of a building that is partially or completely covered with vegetation and a growing medium, planted over a waterproofing membrane. Green roofs can serve several purposes for a building, such as absorbing rainwater, providing insulation, creating a habitat for wildlife, and helping to lower urban air temperatures and mitigate the heat island effect. The editors have included profiles of a wide range of green roofs in New York City, including a rooftop farm in Queens, a high school classroom in the Bronx, and Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Visitor Center. They have also provided a history of how the "green roof technique" evolved and information on construction methods, on selecting, establishing, and caring for the plant species that are best suited for living roofs.
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