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Small Green Roofs: Low-Tech Options for Greener Living

By John Little, Edmund C. Snodgrass

Until now, the golf green roof circulate has been constrained to large-scale, specialist endeavors and public structures. yet householders in all places are catching onto some great benefits of a eco-friendly roof ― water conservation, strength mark downs, and typhoon water administration. In Small eco-friendly Roofs authors Dunnett, Gedge, Little, and Snodgrass profile traditional owners who scaled eco-friendly roofs right down to the family level.

Small eco-friendly Roofs is the 1st publication to target small-scale and household eco-friendly roofs. greater than 40 profiles of small and domestic-scale tasks of all sizes and shapes contain eco-friendly roofs on sheds, backyard places of work, studios, garages, homes, bicycle sheds, and different small buildings, in addition to numerous neighborhood initiatives. for every venture, info are given for layout, development, and deploy, in addition to how-to tips about how the roof used to be planted and cared for.

For readers searching for suggestion whilst hiring a contractor or taking the adventurous step of establishing their very own, Small eco-friendly Roofs offers the information and encouragement to make it possible.

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2008. eco-friendly Roofs in Sustainable panorama layout. W. W. Norton & Co. , long island. Dunnett, Nigel, and Andy Clayden. 2007. Rain Gardens: handling Water Sustainability within the backyard and Designed panorama. bushes Press, Portland, Oregon. Dunnett, Nigel, and Noël Kingsbury. 2008. Planting eco-friendly Roofs and dwelling partitions. trees Press, Portland, Oregon. Earth Pledge. 2005. eco-friendly Roofs: Ecological layout and building. Schiffer, Atglen, Pennsylvania. Peck, Steven W. 2007. Award-Winning eco-friendly Roof Designs. Schiffer, Atglen, Pennsylvania. Snodgrass, Edmund C. , and Linda McIntyre. 2010. the golf green Roof handbook. trees Press, Portland, Oregon. Snodgrass, Edmund C. , and Lucie L. Snodgrass. 2006. eco-friendly Roof vegetation: A source and Planting consultant. trees Press, Portland, Oregon. Weiler, Susan ok. , and Katrin Scholz-Barth. 2009. eco-friendly Roof structures: A consultant to the making plans, layout, and building of Landscapes over constitution. John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, New Jersey. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS penning this e-book has been, by way of necessity, a really collaborative attempt. it is going to no longer were attainable with out the contribution of the designers and proprietors of the entire person initiatives, who've been super beneficiant with their time, recommendation, and studies. All are named besides their tasks, yet we as authors desire to checklist our honest gratitude to all these concerned with the initiatives that shape the middle of this e-book: we might now not were capable of write the ebook with out them. we're really thankful to the subsequent contributors and firms who supplied more information and contacts for tasks: Dan Cornwell of eco-friendly property Ltd, Sheffield, united kingdom; Emilio Ancaya of dwelling Roofs, Inc. , North Carolina, US; and Robyn Simcock of Landcare learn, New Zealand. Many thank you additionally to Evangelia Bakratsa for the road drawings we're indebted to the help, encouragement (and persistence) of the bushes Press workforce: Anna Mumford in London for her unwavering enthusiasm for the e-book, Eve Goodman in Portland, and Lisa DiDonato Brousseau for her very good modifying. Index Accoya bushes, 171, 172 Achillea, ninety eight Achillea millefolium, fifty six, 212, 221, 232, 243 Achillea nobilis, ninety two agaves, 188, 189 Allen carport rain chain backyard, 17, 170–172 Allen roof terrace, 191–193 Allium schoenoprasum, forty nine, fifty three, sixty two, 87, 88, 117, 129, a hundred ninety, 239, 243 alpines review on planting, forty five, forty six, 53–54 initiatives using, eighty five, ninety two, ninety three, 154, one hundred fifty five, one hundred sixty five, 193, 213 Alumasc-ZinCo, 167, 199 Alyssum maritimum, fifty eight, 243 American Hydrotech drainage layer/filter fabric, 177 Ancaya backyard shed, 112–114 annuals, fifty eight Anthemis arvensis, 221, 239 Anthemis tinctoria, sixty five, 212 Anthoxanthum odoratum, 243 Anthyllis vulneraria, eighty one ants, seventy nine, 159, 209 Aquilegia, 168 Arenaria balearica, 212 Armeria maritima, 87, 159, 221, 239, 243 arris rail, 133 bees positive factors to inspire, seventy five, seventy six, 79–81 initiatives attracting, a hundred thirty five, 159, one hundred eighty, 181, 202 rooftop hives, seventy two, seventy three beetles, seventy five, seventy nine Bere, Justin, 179–181 Bernhardt, Johann, 152 bicycle sheds and shelters, 210–217, 230–234 biodiversity motion plans (UK), seventy nine, 157, 159 biodiversity and flora and fauna habitat, 73–82 growing nesting possibilities, seventy five, seventy six, 79–80 designing for, sixteen, 73–78 as eco-friendly roof gain, 23, 26–27, seventy three tracking, 157–158, 225 planting to foster, 10, fifty six, sixty six, 70 tasks with aim of, 112–114, 155–159, 163–169, 180–181, 200–203, 226–227, 235–241 natural world, standard eco-friendly roof, 78–82 biophilic layout, 10 birdhouse eco-friendly roofs, 19, 20 birds designing positive aspects for, seventy six, 81–82 initiatives attracting, 113–114, 118, 159, 169, one hundred eighty, 181, 193, 202, 215 ‘Black Hamburg’ grape, 209 block plantings, 61–62 Brenneisen, Stephan, 23 brick rubble, 87, 158, 192, 220, 236, 238–239 Briza media, 239, 243 Broome, Jon, 186 brownfield websites, seventy three, seventy four, 197 Buglife, 157–158 constructions, latest.

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