by Gary Grant (17-Nov-2006)
Green roofs and façades 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. 84pp, 10 line drawings, 37 photos.
Green roofs and the water cycle
Thermal stability and energy conservation
Use of recycled materials
Increase in open space
Design, build and maintain
Planting, seeding and natural colonisation
Mosses and lichens
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BRE Building Elements: Roofs and roofing: Performance, diagnosis, maintenance, repair and the avoidance of defects - Third Edition