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Green Roofs: Ecological Design And Construction Hardcover – February 5, 2004


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 158 pages
  • Publisher: Schiffer Publishing (February 5, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764321897
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764321894
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.7 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,096,891 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

For over ten years, 2004 EPA Environmental Achiever award winner Earth Pledge has been leading efforts to find sustainable solutions to environmental challenges. Since 2001, Earth Pledge’s Green Roofs Initiative has worked with the many sectors necessary to achieve widespread green roof infrastructure. The organization has educated hundreds of design and building professionals, conducted scientific inquiry into green roof performance, worked with government to create support structures, and created a central online resource for green roof development – GreeningGotham.org.

Earth Pledge identifies and promotes innovative techniques and technologies that restore the balance between human and natural systems. Through education, research, and implementation, Earth Pledge initiatives deliver viable models to government, industry and communities.

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The book is very well written and is beautifully illustrated.
Stanley E. Edwards
There is no useful information in the book about the design or construction of green roofs (except a couple of pages in passing).
E. Toliopoulos
I would recommend this book to anyone interested in this subject area.
P. Early

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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By E. Toliopoulos on June 24, 2007
Format: Hardcover
Perhaps some of the previous reviewers liked it because they use it for inspiration when designing at the very high visual level -- because really, this book is about pictures.

There is no useful information in the book about the design or construction of green roofs (except a couple of pages in passing).

Want to know more about how to design and construct using membranes, insulation, drainage, soil and gravel? Then look elsewhere.

Want to know more about how to design and construct a green roof on a new versus and existing building? Then look elsewhere.

How about planning the maintenance needed for a green roof whilst at the design and construction phase? Again look elsewhere.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Chad Sichello on January 24, 2007
Format: Hardcover
Compared to the wealth of books on the subject in German and Japanese, there has yet to be a single good book in English. This book has nice pictures, but it doesn't even attempt to touch on the detail required to fully understand this subject adequately to qualify people to specify and actually implement Green Roofs. [...].
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47 of 58 people found the following review helpful By Lee W. Collum on December 22, 2005
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This book has lots of nice photographs. That is all. The technical section consists of two pages which state that a waterproof membrane is needed between the roof structure and the soil. There is no information of a technical nature in the book. I wonder why use up the earth's resources for no value. An absolute waste.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Pat Blankenship on January 26, 2006
Format: Hardcover
As a very vocal proponet of green or living roofs I love this book. I believe that Mr Collum, previous reviewer must have just looked at the pictures. Pages 9 through 23 tell very well why we should have green roofs. If you are already an advocate or a newbe to green roofs, this book is for you. There is not a lot of technical information here but it gives the bare bones. If everything you needed to know about green roofs was here you couldn't lift the book. This book is ment to inspire you to get behind green roofs and advocate them in your neighborhood.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By P. Early on August 27, 2005
Format: Hardcover
A well researched book of worldwide, high profile green roof case studies, with contributions from many of the leading people in the field. It is nicely laid out with great pictures and text explanation of inspiring examples of green roofs. It shows just what can be done with roof space. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in this subject area.
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