Green roofs : a guide to their design and installation

Environmentally friendly buildings are a must for our future. Among the many new ideas for buildings are green roofs. But what is a green roof? How do they work? Why are individuals and businesses installing them? How do you install and maintain a green roof?

Writen by Angela Youngman, Green roofs is not a self-help manual, as most green roofs will need the involvement of a string of professionals, but it is a guide to the process of designing and installing a green roof.

Subjects covered include:

  • the range of green roofs available, from the small garden shed to towering skyscrapers
  • the role of the green roof as part of an overall greening of a building and landscape
  • advice on the types of vegetation to be grown and maintenance required, and problems that can be encountered
  • analysis of the green roof movement, reports on its success thus far and looks to the future
  • residential and business case studies from across the world

With contributions from architects, builders and gardeners, this book is essential reading for anyone interested in or committed to energy-efficient buildings.

You can find further details of Green roofs on the main catalogue, available in ‘Catalogues’ on the Library’s website.