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Green Roofs in Sustainable Landscape Design

Cantor, Steven L. (Book - 2008 )
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Green roofs offer many aesthetic benefits as well as environmental ones. Landscape architect Steven Cantor gives the basic terminology of green roof design, defines the green roof types, reviews materials of construction and methods of installation, and explores sixty projects in detail, identifying the design process, the program for the project, and the specific application of green roof design and technology. He gives design professionals and students a thorough introduction to the applications and impacts of green roofs on the built environment and shows how they can be integrated into contemporary buildings as well as existing structures. Green roofs can be considered as integral elements of the potential design vocabulary that any designer might use--like water features, paving patterns or retaining walls--in the right setting with an appropriate budget and the support of a client.
Authors: Cantor, Steven L.
Title: Green roofs in sustainable landscape design
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2008
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 352 p. :,ill. (chiefly col.) ;,29 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Steven L. Cantor ; foreword by Steven Peck
Contents: Overview
The green roof design process
Plant materials, irrigation, and specifications
Green roofs in Europe
Case studies
Trends
Apendices : A. Green roof organizations and web sites
B. Names and addresses of organizations and contributors
C. Manufacturers and products
D. Sample specifications and media selection E. FLL
F. Imperial to metric measurements conversion chart
ISBN: 0393731685
9780393731682
Branch Call Number: 635.9671 C232g 2008
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-312) and index
Subject Headings: Green roofs (Gardening) Design and construction Green roofs (Gardening)
Topical Term: Green roofs (Gardening)
Green roofs (Gardening)
LCCN: 2007021298
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Invaluable resource for engineers, planners, designers, architects - emerging discipline shift urgently needed to address climate change. Encouraging to see that public libraries are featured so prominently in this reference.

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