small green roofs by nigel dunnett, dusty gedge, john little, and edmund snodgrass

Small Green Roofs: Low-Tech Options for Greener Living

by Nigel Dunnett, Dusty Gedge, John Little and Edmund C. Snodgrass

Until now, the green roof movement has been limited to large-scale, professional endeavors and public buildings. But homeowners everywhere are catching onto the trend, seeing the benefits of a green roof — from water conservation and energy savings, to 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 for all.

The first to focus on small-scale and domestic green roofs, this book showcases more than forty small and domestic-scale projects - of all shapes and sizes - including 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, along with how-to tips on how the roof was planted and cared for.

For readers both 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 perfectly possible.