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Green Roofs: Ecological Design And…

Green Roofs: Ecological Design And Construction

by Earth Pledge Foundation

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  Rachele1954 | Feb 15, 2008 |
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Earth Pledge (a New York group that "identifies and promotes innovative techniques and technologies that restore the balance between human and natural systems") promotes the benefits and design possibilities of environmentally conceived roof gardens in this illustrated volume. A pair of introductory chapters examines green roofs in the context of urban design and as a solution to such environmental challenges as the urban heat island effect, stormwater runoff pollution, resource use, disappearance of native species, and human health. Forty case studies of design, accompanied by color photographs, demonstrate the variety of green roof projects that can be found around the world. Finally, seven more case studies look at how urban planners have encouraged green roof infrastructure in Berlin, Tokyo, London, Portland, Chicago, Toronto, and New York.

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-- 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.

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