Small Green Roofs: Low-Tech Options for Greener Living

Small Green Roofs: Low-Tech Options for Greener Living


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Until now, the green roof movement has been limited to large-scale, professional endeavors and public buildings. But homeowners everywhere are catching onto the benefits of a green roof water conservation, energy savings, and storm water management. In "Small Green Roofs" authors Dunnett, Gedge, Little, and Snodgrass profile ordinary homeowners who scaled green roofs down to the domestic level.

"Small Green Roofs" is the first book to focus on small-scale and domestic green roofs. More than forty profiles of small and domestic-scale projects of all shapes and sizes include green roofs on sheds, garden offices, studios, garages, houses, bicycle sheds, and other small structures, as well as several community projects. For each project, details are given for design, construction, and installation, as well as how-to tips on how the roof was planted and cared for.

For readers looking for inspiration when hiring a contractor or taking the adventurous step of building their own, Small Green Roofs provides the knowledge and encouragement to make it possible.

Title: Small Green Roofs: Low-Tech Options for Greener Living

Author: Dunnett, Nigel; Gedge, Dusty; Little, John; Snodgrass, Edmund C.

Categories: Other,

Publisher: Timber Press: 2011-04-27

ISBN/UPC Number: 1604690593

ISBN/UPC Number 13: 9781604690590

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: new

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: 9781604690590

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