The Professional Design Guide to Green Roofs by Lisa Lee BenjaminThe Professional Design Guide to Green Roofs by Lisa Lee Benjamin

The Professional Design Guide to Green Roofs

byLisa Lee Benjamin, Karla Dakin, Mindy Pantiel

Hardcover | February 4, 2013

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Until recently, most green rooftop gardens were little more than variations on sedum mats on four inches of soil. Now, designers are creating cutting-edge green roofs that focus not only on critical environmental issue like heat, storm management, and ecosystem development, but also on the aesthetics, offering beautiful, livable, sustainable landscapes.

The Professional Design Guide to Green Roofs is a comprehensive exploration of rooftop garden design and the process behind it. It covers everything landscape architects and garden designers need to know to create a beautiful garden in the sky.

With lush photography, international examples, and solid how-to information, this is an essential resource for all design professionals.

Lisa Lee Benjamin creates and nurtures large landscapes that unite people, art, and science. The portfolio of Evo Catalyst, her San Francisco-based design consultancy, is filled with sustainable solutions for diverse animal and human habitats. These include green roofs, hedgerows, wetlands, food and forest systems, and stylish gardens ...
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Title:The Professional Design Guide to Green RoofsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:300 pages, 10.31 × 8.88 × 1 inPublished:February 4, 2013Publisher:Timber PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1604693126

ISBN - 13:9781604693126

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“A beautiful collection of successful green roof projects. . . . This lovely study is recommended.” —Library Journal “A full-scale guide to both the design and building of ecologically friendly and pleasing—even spectacular—green roof gardens. Though suitable for landscape professionals, this volume will also be greatly appreciated by home gardeners.” —Booklist “This comprehensive manual gives architects, designers, and property owners imaginative, practical guidance in understanding the process of creating a green roof and successfully seeing it through.” —Publishers Weekly “Nothing’s been left out in this book. . . . It’s one that every designer needs.” —Garden Design Online “The book’s casual, informative style of intelligent text combined with incredible photos of these green roofs. . . makes this a standout selection.” —The Gazette