Small Green Roofs: Low-Tech Options for Greener Living

April 27, 2011|
Small Green Roofs: Low-Tech Options for Greener Living by Nigel Dunnett
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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.

Nigel Dunnett is a Reader in Urban Horticulture in the landscape department at the University of Sheffield, where he has developed innovative research programs on naturalistic and ecologically informed planting for gardens and public landscapes. He is director of The Green Roof Centre, Sheffield, and acts widely as a consultant on gree...
Title:Small Green Roofs: Low-Tech Options for Greener LivingFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:256 pages, 9 X 8 X 0.63 inShipping dimensions:256 pages, 9 X 8 X 0.63 inPublished:April 27, 2011Publisher:Timber PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1604690593

ISBN - 13:9781604690590

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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