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Living Architecture

Living Architecture

Green Roofs and Walls

  • Author: Graeme Hopkins,Christine Goodwin
  • Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
  • ISBN: 0643096639
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 288
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Extensively illustrated with photographs and drawings, "Living Architecture" highlights the most exciting green roof and living wall projects in Australia and New Zealand within an international context.

Small Green Roofs

Small Green Roofs

Low-Tech Options for Greener Living

  • Author: Nigel Dunnett,Dusty Gedge,John Little,Edmund C. Snodgrass
  • Publisher: Timber Press
  • ISBN: 1604693088
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 256
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Until now, the green roof movement has been limited to large-scale, professional endeavors and public buildings. But homeowners everywhere are catching onto the benefits of a green roof—water conservation, energy savings, and storm water management. In Small Green Roofs authors Dunnett, Gedge, Little, and Snodgrass profile ordinary homeowners who scaled green roofs down to the domestic level. Small Green Roofs is the first book to focus on small-scale and domestic green roofs. More than forty profiles of small and domestic-scale projects of all shapes and sizes include green roofs on sheds, garden offices, studios, garages, houses, bicycle sheds, and other small structures, as well as several community projects. For each project, details are given for design, construction, and installation, as well as how-to tips on how the roof was planted and cared for. For readers looking for inspiration when hiring a contractor or taking the adventurous step of building their own, Small Green Roofs provides the knowledge and encouragement to make it possible.

Green Roofs

Green Roofs

Ecological Design and Construction

  • Author: Earth Pledge (Organization),Earth Pledge Foundation,Leslie Hoffman
  • Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 158
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Earth Pledge (a New York group that "identifies and promotes innovative techniques and technologies that restore the balance between human and natural systems") promotes the benefits and design possibilities of environmentally conceived roof gardens in this illustrated volume. A pair of introductory chapters examines green roofs in the context of urban design and as a solution to such environmental challenges as the urban heat island effect, stormwater runoff pollution, resource use, disappearance of native species, and human health. Forty case studies of design, accompanied by color photographs, demonstrate the variety of green roof projects that can be found around the world. Finally, seven more case studies look at how urban planners have encouraged green roof infrastructure in Berlin, Tokyo, London, Portland, Chicago, Toronto, and New York.

Award Winning Green Roof Designs

Award Winning Green Roof Designs

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities

  • Author: Steven W. Peck
  • Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
  • ISBN: 9780764330223
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 176
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Projects and award-winners: Solaire Building, Island House, North Beach Place, Yorktowne Square Condominiums, Eastern Village Co-Housing Condominiums, Seapointe Village Deck Restoration, [email protected] Hoyt Apartments, Lot 8 Santa Lucia Preserve, The Louisa, Ducks Unlimited National Headquarters & Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Convention Center, Oaklyn Library, Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library, The Green Institute (Phillips Eco-Enterprise Center), Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center, Nashville Public Square, Sanitation District No.1, 901 Cherry St., Montgomery Park, Garden Room, Burnham Park, Ford Rouge Dearborn Truck Plant, Millennium Park, Heinz 57 Center, 601 Congress Street, ABN AMRO Plaza, Calamos Investments.

Green Roofs and Rooftop Gardens

Green Roofs and Rooftop Gardens

  • Author: Beth Hanson
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781889538815
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 111
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The Brooklyn Botanic Garden has long been a leading advocate of urban greening and sustainable design--and a green roof is an exciting expression of these ideals. Vegetated roof systems prevent water pollution, cool and purify the surrounding air, extend roof life, and improve energy efficiency. Here are 13 of New York City's most remarkable examples--including the elevated lawn at Lincoln Center--along with a detailed historical overview, essays by industry experts, and practical advice readers can use to turn their own roofs green.

Green Roof Systems

Green Roof Systems

A Guide to the Planning, Design, and Construction of Landscapes over Structure

  • Author: Susan Weiler,Katrin Scholz-Barth
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118174461
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 320
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Green Roof Systems goes beyond the fashionable green roof movement and provides solid information on building accessible space, often as important public space, over structure. It offers brief coverage of the entire process, including planning and collaboration, and focuses on the technical aspects of these roof systems, their components, and their applications.

Green Roofs

Green Roofs

A Guide to Their Design and Installation

  • Author: Angela Youngman
  • Publisher: Crowood Press (UK)
  • ISBN: 9781847972965
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 143
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This book is essential reading for everyone interested in or committed to energy-efficient buildings and Introduces the range of green roofs available, from the small garden shed to towering skyscapers. It 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 mainetenance required, warns of problems that can be encountered, analyses the green roof movement, reports on its success thus far and looks to the future. It also describes residential and business case studies from across the world--Cover.

Green Roof - A Case Study

Green Roof - A Case Study

Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates' Design for the Headquarters of the American Society of Landscape Architects

  • Author: Christian Werthmann
  • Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
  • ISBN: 9781568986852
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 159
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Green roofs are the great green hope of many environmentalists, politicians, and architects interested in more efficient and environmentally aware buildings. From a design standpoint, however, there is less consensus. While some see the roof garden as a visual statement using plants, geometric lines, and sculptural elements, others believe concerns for sustainability should outweigh visual appeal. A green roof that combines aesthetics and mechanics has become the goal of many a landscape architect. In Green Roof Gardens, author Christian Werthmann explains the history, methodology, and design process of green roof garden construction, providing a rich source of inspiration and technical knowledge in the process for anybody interested in this simple solution to many of the environmental challenges we face today.

Green Roof Plants

Green Roof Plants

A Resource and Planting Guide

  • Author: Edmund C. Snodgrass,Lucie L. Snodgrass
  • Publisher: Timber Press (OR)
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 203
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A guide for architects, landscape designers, engineers, environmentalists and eco-aware gardeners, this text contains photographs and information for more than 200 species and cultivars of plants, including data on moisture needs, heat tolerance, hardiness, bloom color, foliage characteristics, and height.

Green Walls Green Roofs

Green Walls Green Roofs

Designing Sustainable Architecture

  • Author: Gina Tsarouhas
  • Publisher: Images Publishing
  • ISBN: 1864705523
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 224
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Sustainable architecture is one of the most popular trends today. With dense urban living and less green space available, green walls and roofs are helping to fill that gap. These living structures can be created with vegetation, which helps to absorb rainwater, provide insulation and lower temperatures while creating a habitat for natural flora and fauna. Green Walls Green Roofs features projects from all over the world, showing how these elements work in various climates. Ranging from the tropical houses in Singapore to inner-city buildings in North America, this beautifully illustrated book will show you how living architecture can enrich our world. Gina Tsarounas has coordinated and authored a number of travel guides for Lonely Planet before joining Images Publishing as a senior editor. Her wealth of experience is demonstrated in the beautifully designed books now being produced. Comparable Titles: Vertical Ecoinfrastructure, 9781864703863, Images Publishing Group, August 2010 The Green House, 9781568989501, Princeton Architectural Press, May 2010