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Green Roofs: A Guide to Their Design and Installation

Handbook / Manual
  • Introduces the range of green roofs available, from the small garden shed to towering skyscrapers
  • Discusses the role of the green roof as part of an overall greening of a building and landscape
  • Advises on types of vegetation to be grown and maintenance required, and warns of problems that can be encountered
  • Analyses the green roof movement, reports on its success thus far and looks to the future
  • Describes residential and business case studies from across the world

By: Angela Youngman (Author)

143 pages, 134 colour photos

Crowood Press

Paperback | Oct 2011 | #203899 | ISBN-13: 9781847972965
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About this book

Environmentally friendly buildings are a must for our future. Among the many new ideas for buildings are green roofs. But what is a green roof? How do they work? Why are individuals and businesses installing them? And how do you install and maintain a green roof?

Green Roofs is not a self-help manual, as most green roofs will need the involvement of a string of professionals, but it is a guide to the process of designing and installing a green roof.

"A good addition to the literature on sustainability."
- The Daily News


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Biography

Angela Youngman is a freelance journalist and author, and a member of the Garden Media Guild. She has a particular interest in environmental issues, which she combines with her passion for gardening in this book.

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