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Green Roofs: Ecological Design And Construction

by Earth Pledge Foundation (Author), Leslie Hoffman (Foreword), William McDonough (Foreword)



Product Description

-- Cooling cities -- Reducing energy demand -- Containing water runoff --
Preserving wildlife habitat -- Enhancing urban well-being These are a few of the
many reasons why green roofs are sprouting in cities around the world. Examine
possibilities for city-wide green roof development through 335 color
photographs, 40 case studies of exemplary green roof building projects, and 7
municipal case studies describing green roofs in Berlin, Tokyo, London,
Portland, Chicago, Toronto, and New York. This book details the ecological
benefits, technical requirements, architectural history, and design
possibilities of vegetated rooftops. Green Roofs: Ecological Design and
Construction will inform and inspire communities, designers, building owners,
and local leaders by showcasing the environmental and aesthetic potential of
green roofs around the world. William McDonough, an architect and leader of the
sustainable development movement, provides an opening essay that considers green
roofs as part of a larger project to harmonize the natural and built
environments.

About the Author
For over ten years, 2004 EPA Environmental Achiever award winner Earth Pledge
has been leading efforts to find sustainable solutions to environmental
challenges. Since 2001, Earth Pledge’s Green Roofs Initiative has worked with
the many sectors necessary to achieve widespread green roof infrastructure. The
organization has educated hundreds of design and building professionals,
conducted scientific inquiry into green roof performance, worked with government
to create support structures, and created a central online resource for green
roof development – GreeningGotham.org.

Earth Pledge identifies and promotes innovative techniques and technologies that
restore the balance between human and natural systems. Through education,
research, and implementation, Earth Pledge initiatives deliver viable models to
government, industry and communities.

Product Details

Hardcover: 158 pages
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing (February 5, 2004)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0764321897

 

 

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