Small Green Roofs: Low-Tech Options for Greener Living by Nigel DunnettSmall Green Roofs: Low-Tech Options for Greener Living by Nigel Dunnett

Small Green Roofs: Low-Tech Options for Greener Living

byNigel Dunnett, Dusty Gedge, John Little

Paperback | April 27, 2011

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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:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9 × 8 × 0.63 inPublished:April 27, 2011Publisher:Timber PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1604690593

ISBN - 13:9781604690590


Editorial Reviews

“Bountifully illustrated and brimming with stimulating information and ideas. Highly recommended for gardeners and environmentalists and anyone interested in greening up.” —Library Journal “This lavishly illustrated book reviews the basics of design and installation. For homeowners, landscape architects, and engineers, this is a great overview of projects that won’t break the bank.” —Publishers Weekly “A real trailblazer. . . . the only in-depth guide to do it yourself green roofs. . . . A balance of functional how-to with inspirational ideas and solid horticultural information.” —American Horticultural Society “The photographs are more than excellent. Installation instructions and planting designs are appealing enough to inspire all of us gardeners.” —Washington Gardener “A valuable source book for information on the nuts and bolts of designing and planting a living roof, as well as an inspirational resource for ideas.” —Smith Mountain Laker “Humble, yet inspirational projects.” —Landscape Architecture “Will spark one’s imagination. . . . Recommended.” —Choice “Full of pictures and easy to read.” —Environmental Magazine “The emphasis on smaller and local is easy to understand.” —Living Architecture Monitor