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Green Roofs - A Guide to their Design and Installation

By Angela Youngman

ISBN: 9781847972965
PUBLISHED: 24/10/2011
PAGES: 144
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 242x172 mm
INSIDE: 134 colour photographs

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?

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.


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

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" An interesting book, Green Roofs is a good addition to the literature about sustainability. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: the Daily News

" Author Angela Youngman has released a guidebook that will immerse you in world of green roofs through case studies, imagery, and must-know terminology related to design, build, and installation of these vegetated scapes. Green Roofs is not a self-help manual, but rather a light read that takes a broad stroke look at many of the variables and considerations surrounding what should really be called "living buildings."
After the book grounds the reader in foundational knowledge, it presents many examples of the uses and variations of green roofs from around the world. The topics described would be fitting for those passionate about architecture, urban planning, construction, or gardening! Green Roofs is a nice fit for those who are interested in the general topic, but are not sure what are they would like become an expert in. By having an introduction to so many considerations - everything from insurance for green roofs, maintenance, or even green roofs for businesses - it's a great kick start to learn where you may want to focus your next search for a deeper dive. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: Inhabitat.com

" Green Roofs: A Guide to their Design and Installation by Angela Youngman explains the process of designing and installing a green roof and is essential reading for anyone interested in energy-efficient buildings. "
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Reviewed By: Publishers Weekly

" I've been reading Green Roofs: A Guide to their Design and Installation by Angela Youngman, and from now on this book will stay by my side as a fab source of facts and figures. In fact I thoroughly recommend it.
The photography is superb, the subject has been thoroughly researched and almost every point is backed up with a case study. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: Enviromat Blog

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