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

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The Green Roof Manual: A Professional Guide to Design, Installation, and Maintenance
Authors: Edmund C. Snodgrass
Year: 2010
Publisher: Timber Press
Language: english
ISBN 13: 9781604690491
ISBN 2171604690496
Categorie: Architecture
Pages: 296
Edition: First Edition

Availability: 5000 in stock

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

Edmund C. Snodgrass, Linda McIntyre

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 desirabiy of green roofs. Those who want to build green roofs, however, have few resources to guide them. Until now, no book has taken a comprehensive look at how to effectively adapt green-roof technology to the variable and extreme North American climate, and how to design projects that will function and endure as successfully as those in Germany, Switzerland, and other European countries.

This book fills the gap by providing an overview of practices and techniques that have been effective in North America. The authors offer options regarding structure, function, horticulture, and logistics, as well as surveys of actual projects and analyses of why they have or haven’t succeeded. Approachable and reader-friendly, the manual clearly explains how these complex systems function and how to plan and carry out projects successfully from concept through construction and maintenance. Ideally suited to professionals (including architects, landscape architects, engineers, and designers) and their clients, it brings together key lessons from leaders in the field. Numerous photographs highlight the range of design possibiies and show green roofs both during construction and at various stages of maturity.

At last, those seeking basic information about how to design and build green roofs have a concise, authoritative guide to this exciting new technology.

Categories:
Arts – Architecture

Year:
2010

Edition:
First Edition

Publisher:
Timber Press

Language:
english

Pages:
296

ISBN 10:
1604690496

ISBN 13:
9781604690491

File:
22.97 MB

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