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Small green roofs : low-tech options for greener living

Author: Nigel Dunnett
Publisher: Portland, Or. : Timber Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
In this book, the authors issue a call to green up our neighborhoods. Garages, bicycle shelters, car ports, porches, barns, and home extensions are perfect locations for green roofs, and even a small green roof will soak up excess rainfall, provide insulation, attract wildlife, and maybe even improve an ugly view. The book contains forty-two case studies that provide first-hand testimony from planning thropugh  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Small green roofs.
Portland, Or. : Timber Press, 2011
(DLC) 2010041465
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nigel Dunnett
ISBN: 9781604693089 1604693088
OCLC Number: 776997338
Awards: Short-listed for Garden Media Guild Book Award: Reference Book of the Year 2011
Description: 1 online resource (256 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: Green roofs at the small scale ; Green roof or roof garden? ; Defining small-scale and DIY green roofs ; Getting back to basics ; Green roof benefits --
Making a Green Roof. DIY or green roof company? ; The building structure beneath the green roof ; The green roof build-up --
Planting Green Roofs. Green roof plant types ; Growing vegetables and herbs on the roof ; Planting styles ; Plant establishment methods ; Maintenance --
Green Roofs and Biodiversity. Basic design principles ; Wildlife on green roofs --
Projects. Green roofs on sheds, garden offices, and studios ; Green roofs on garages and other structures ; Green roofs on houses ; Green roofs on bicycle sheds and other small structures ; Community projects --
Plant directory.
Responsibility: Nigel Dunnett [and others].


Environmental friendliness may be the biggest lure of a green roof, but other benefits include noise insulation, more wildlife, an option to have a garden in a seemingly unfeasible situation, and  Read more...
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"Small Green Roofs is a valuable source book for information on the nuts and bolts of designing and planting a living roof, as well as an inspirational resource for ideas."--Catriona Tudor Erler Read more...

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