Multcolib Central Picks: Green roofs
Annotation: 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.
Annotation:-- 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.
Annotation: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.
Annotation:Green Roof Systems goes beyond the fashionable green roof movement and provides solid information on building accessible space, often as important public space, over structure.
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Multnomah County Library's Central Library has a green roof, which the public may view during our Eco-Roof tours. One of the most popular questions asked on the tour is where one can find more information on green roofs.