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