The Green Roof Manual: A Professional Guide to Design, Installation, and Maintenance

By Linda McIntyre, Edmund C. Snodgrass

Green roofs ― the final word in sustainable development practices ― proceed to generate huge, immense curiosity and exuberance between architects, panorama designers, and concrete planners. more and more strict stormwater laws and the allure of LEED-related tasks have additionally boosted the recognition and desirability of eco-friendly roofs. those that are looking to construct eco-friendly roofs, despite the fact that, have few assets to lead them. previously, no e-book has taken a accomplished examine how you can successfully adapt green-roof expertise to the variable and severe North American weather, and the way to layout initiatives that would functionality and undergo as effectively as these in Germany, Switzerland, and different eu countries.

This ebook fills the space by means of offering an summary of practices and strategies which were powerful in North the USA. The authors supply techniques concerning constitution, functionality, horticulture, and logistics, in addition to surveys of exact tasks and analyses of why they've got or haven’t succeeded. Approachable and reader-friendly, the guide in actual fact explains how those advanced platforms functionality and the way to devise and perform tasks effectively from inspiration via building and upkeep. superb to execs (including architects, panorama architects, engineers, and architects) and their consumers, it brings jointly key classes from leaders within the box. quite a few images spotlight the diversity of layout chances and convey eco-friendly roofs either in the course of building and at quite a few levels of maturity.

At final, these looking easy information regarding the right way to layout and construct eco-friendly roofs have a concise, authoritative advisor to this intriguing new technology.

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