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Green Roofs and Facades

By: Gary Grant

71 pages, 10 line drawings, 37 photos

Building Research Establishment

Paperback | Dec 2006 | #163524 | ISBN: 1860819400
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About this book

Green roofs and facades on buildings offer a wide range of benefits, including attenuation of rainwater run-off, improved thermal stability and energy conservation, enhanced air quality, wildlife habitat and open space.

This book provides an accessible overview of the development of green roofs and the contribution they can make to sustainable development. It explains the benefits of their use, and identifies the key aspects that must be considered in designing, building and maintaining them. It is fully illustrated with numerous examples of successful applications from around the world.


Preface. Definitions 1. Introduction 2. History 3. Policy 4. Benefits 5. Design, build and maintain 6. The future. References

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