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Green Roof

A Case Study
Werthmann, Christian (Book - 2007 )
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The benefits of green roofs are many: longer roof lifespan, greater sound insulation, reduced heating and cooling system needs, and a cutback in storm water runoff. Green roofs decrease carbon dioxide and increase oxygen in cities, making them cooler in the process and reversing the so-called "urban heat island effect." In short, green roofs are the great green hope of many environmentalists, politicians, and architects interested in more efficient and environmentally aware buildings. From a design standpoint, however, there is less consensus. While some see the roof garden as a visual statement using plants, geometric lines, and sculptural elements, others believe concerns for sustainability should outweigh visual appeal. A green roof that combines aesthetics and mechanics has become the goal of many a landscape architect. To address this quandary, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) commissioned renowned landscape architects, Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates in collaboration with the Conservation Design Forum to design a 3,300-square-foot green roof garden for its Washington, D.C. headquarters. In Green Roof Gardens , author Christian Werthmann uses this detailed case study to explain the history, methodology, and design process of green roof garden construction, providing a rich source of inspiration and technical knowledge for anybody interested in this simple solution to many of the environmental challenges we face today.
Authors: Werthmann, Christian, 1964-
Title: Green roof
a case study
Publisher: New York : Princeton Architectural Press, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 159 p. :,ill. (some col.), col. map, plans (some col.) ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Christian Werthman
Notes: "Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates' design for the headquarters of the American Society of Landscape Architects."
ISBN: 1568986858
9781568986852
Branch Call Number: 635.9671 W499g 2007
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references
Subject Headings: Green roofs (Gardening) Washington (D.C.) Case studies Green roofs (Gardening)
Topical Term: Green roofs (Gardening)
Green roofs (Gardening)
LCCN: 2007004171
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