Green Roofs Facades and Vegetative Systems

Green Roofs  Facades  and Vegetative Systems
Author: Elena Giacomello
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2020-11-25
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9780128176955

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Green Roofs, Facades, and Vegetative Systems: Safety Aspects in the Standards analyzes codes, standards and official documents from countries around the world, including: the United States and Canada in North America, Germany, France and Italy in Europe, and Australia, Singapore, Japan and Thailand in Asia. This essential resource for building design professionals covers a full range of living technologies, such as vegetative systems, green architecture/urban design, construction efficiency, facades, fire protection, sustainability aspects in buildings, landscape design, tall buildings and wind design. The book provides an invaluable tool on international codes and standards and how to incorporate them into projects. Provides expert advice for complying with the international codes and standards governing the use of green living technology Covers codes and standards for façades, fire protection, landscape design and wind design Includes case studies and excepts from major international codes and standards Peer reviewed by some of the top experts and construction firms currently applying this technology around the world

Green Roof Systems

Green Roof Systems
Author: Susan Weiler,Katrin Scholz-Barth
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2011-09-28
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9781118174463

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Green Roof Systems goes beyond the fashionable green roof movement and provides solid information on building accessible space, often as important public space, over structure. It offers brief coverage of the entire process, including planning and collaboration, and focuses on the technical aspects of these roof systems, their components, and their applications.

Living Architecture

Living Architecture
Author: Graeme Hopkins,Christine Goodwin
Publsiher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2011-05-16
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9780643103085

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Extensively illustrated with photographs and drawings, Living Architecture highlights the most exciting green roof and living wall projects in Australia and New Zealand within an international context. Cities around the world are becoming denser, with greater built form resulting in more hard surfaces and less green space, leaving little room for vegetation or habitat. One way of creating more natural environments within cities is to incorporate green roofs and walls in new buildings or to retrofit them in existing structures. This practice has long been established in Europe and elsewhere, and now Australia and New Zealand have begun to embrace it. The installation of green roofs and walls has many benefits, including the management of stormwater and improved water quality by retaining and filtering rainwater through the plants’ soil and root uptake zone; reducing the ‘urban heat island effect’ in cities; increasing real estate values around green roofs and reducing energy consumption within the interior space by shading, insulation and reducing noise level from outside; and providing biodiversity opportunities via a vertical link between the roof and the ground. This book will appeal to a wide range of readers, from students and practitioners of architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning and ecology, through to members of the community interested in how they can more effectively use the rooftops and walls of their homes or workplaces to increase green open space in the urban environment.

Green Walls Green Roofs

Green Walls Green Roofs
Author: Gina Tsarouhas
Publsiher: Images Publishing
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2014-06-25
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9781864705522

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Sustainable architecture is one of the most popular trends today. With dense urban living and less green space available, green walls and roofs are helping to fill that gap. These living structures can be created with vegetation, which helps to absorb rainwater, provide insulation and lower temperatures while creating a habitat for natural flora and fauna. Green Walls Green Roofs features projects from all over the world, showing how these elements work in various climates. Ranging from the tropical houses in Singapore to inner-city buildings in North America, this beautifully illustrated book will show you how living architecture can enrich our world. Gina Tsarounas has coordinated and authored a number of travel guides for Lonely Planet before joining Images Publishing as a senior editor. Her wealth of experience is demonstrated in the beautifully designed books now being produced. Comparable Titles: Vertical Ecoinfrastructure, 9781864703863, Images Publishing Group, August 2010 The Green House, 9781568989501, Princeton Architectural Press, May 2010

Growing Green Guide

Growing Green Guide
Author: Victoria. Department of Environment and Primary Industries
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 131
Release: 2014
Genre: Buildings
ISBN: 1743267142

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The information published in this guide is provided by the Growing Green Guide partners (City of Melbourne, City of Stonnington, City of Yarra, City of Port Phillip, the State of Victoria and The University of Melbourne) to disseminate information in regards to the design, construction and maintenance of green roofs, walls and facades.

Ecoregional Green Roofs

Ecoregional Green Roofs
Author: Bruce Dvorak
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 626
Release: 2021-02-05
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9783030583958

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This book studies the application of green roofs in ecoregions of the western United States and Canada. While green roofs were intended to sustain local or regional vegetation, this volume describes how green roofs in their modern form are typically planted with a low-diversity mix of sedums from Europe or Asia. The authors demonstrate how in the western USA and Canada many green roofs have been designed with native plants and have been found to thrive. Part I of this book covers theory and an overview of ecoregions and their implications for green roofs. In Part II vegetation from prairies, deserts, montane meadows, coastal meadows, and scrub and sub-alpine habitats are explored on seventy-three ecoregional green roofs. Case studies explore design concepts, materials, watering and maintenance, wildlife, plant species, and lessons learned. Part III covers an overview of ecoregional green roofs and a future outlook. This book is aimed at professionals, designers, researchers, students and educators with an interest in green roofs and the preservation of biodiversity.

Green Roofs

Green Roofs
Author: Earth Pledge (Organization)
Publsiher: Schiffer Publishing
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2005
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: UOM:39015061196211

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Examine possibilities for city-wide green roof development using 335 color photographs, 40 in-depth building case studies, and 7 municipal case studies of Berlin, Tokyo, London, Portland, Chicago, Toronto, and New York. This book includes an opening essay by William McDonough, an architect and leader of the sustainable development movement, and details the ecological benefits, technical requirements, architectural history, and design possibilities of vegetated rooftops.

Guidelines for the Design and Application of Green Roof Systems

Guidelines for the Design and Application of Green Roof Systems
Author: Sam C. M. Hui,Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 101
Release: 2013
Genre: Green roofs
ISBN: 1906846405

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Green roof systems are living vegetation installed on roofs and can provide many environmental and social benefits for achieving low-carbon, highperformance building. They can make cities more liveable by providing green spaces, mitigating urban heat islands (UHI), reducing air quality problems, enhancing stormwater management and increasing biodiversity.Green roofs offer an important way forward in urban greening, bringing natural wildlife back into the urban realm and providing much-needed ecosystem services to the built environment. Our cities and towns need to embrace green roofs to ensure that we adapt and mitigate our impact on the environment to achieve a liveable-quality and sustainable built environment.