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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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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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