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Green roof construction and maintenance

by Kelly Luckett | 01 August 2009
Hardback
Synopsis
A Complete Guide to Building and Maintaining Green Roofs Written by an industry expert in green roof design and installation, this GreenSource book presents all of the information you need to skillfully design, construct, and maintain green roofs. You will find a wealth of practical details gathered through real-world implementations and independent research. Green Roof Construction and Maintenance explains how to design a green roof, plan for irrigation and drainage, select and place soil and plants, and maintain the entire setup. The book also discusses return on investment, LEED design specifications, and the myriad short- and long-term environmental benefits of green roofs. Filled with step-by-step illustrations and full-color photographs, this is a valuable, hands-on guide to a rapidly emerging trend in the sustainability movement. Green Roof Construction and Maintenance includes: Key questions to ask at each stage of the green building process Tested tips and techniques for successful structural designConstruction methods for new and existing buildingsInformation on insulation, drainage, detailing, irrigation, and plant selection Details on optimal soil formulationIllustrations featuring various stages of constructionBest practices for green roof maintenanceA survey of environmental benefits, including evapo-transpiration, storm-water management, habitat restoration, and improvement of air qualityTips on the LEED design and certification processConsiderations for assessing return on investmentColor photographs of successfully installed green roofsUseful checklists, tables, and charts
€79.79
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Synopsis
A Complete Guide to Building and Maintaining Green Roofs Written by an industry expert in green roof design and installation, this GreenSource book presents all of the information you need to skillfully design, construct, and maintain green roofs. You will find a wealth of practical details gathered through real-world implementations and independent research. Green Roof Construction and Maintenance explains how to design a green roof, plan for irrigation and drainage, select and place soil and plants, and maintain the entire setup. The book also discusses return on investment, LEED design specifications, and the myriad short- and long-term environmental benefits of green roofs. Filled with step-by-step illustrations and full-color photographs, this is a valuable, hands-on guide to a rapidly emerging trend in the sustainability movement. Green Roof Construction and Maintenance includes: Key questions to ask at each stage of the green building process Tested tips and techniques for successful structural designConstruction methods for new and existing buildingsInformation on insulation, drainage, detailing, irrigation, and plant selection Details on optimal soil formulationIllustrations featuring various stages of constructionBest practices for green roof maintenanceA survey of environmental benefits, including evapo-transpiration, storm-water management, habitat restoration, and improvement of air qualityTips on the LEED design and certification processConsiderations for assessing return on investmentColor photographs of successfully installed green roofsUseful checklists, tables, and charts
€79.79
239 Reward Points
Currently out of stock
Delivery 5-7 Days
Eligible for free delivery

Any purchases for more than €10 are eligible for free delivery anywhere in the UK or Ireland!


Product Details

ISBN - 9780071608800
Format - Hardback
Publisher - McGraw-Hill Education
Published - 01/08/2009
Categories - All, Books, Education, Engineering And Construction Academic
No. of Pages - 208
Weight - 593.8
Edition -
Series - - Not Available
Page Size - 25
Language - en-US
Readership Age - Not Available
Table of Contents - Not Available

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