Green roofs and façades on buildings offer a wide range of benefits, including attenuation of rainwater run-off, improved thermal stability and energy conservation, enhanced air quality, wildlife habitat and open space.
This book provides an accessible overview of the development of green roofs and the contribution they can make to sustainable development. It explains the benefits of their use, and identifies the key aspects that must be considered in designing, building and maintaining them. It is fully illustrated with numerous examples of successful applications from around the world.
Features / Benefits:
- Green roofs are part of the wider green and sustainable development agenda
- Provides accessible guide to green roofs
- Meets the rapidly growing interest in green roofs
- Numerous illustrations of green roofs and facades from around the world.