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Small Green Roofs: Low-Tech Options for Greener Living

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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 ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published April 27th 2011 by Timber Press (first published April 25th 2011)
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Kelley
Dec 29, 2012 Kelley rated it liked it
This wasn't a very easy read. The text was very redundant. However, the basic information and the examples are excellent. If you are interested in building a green roof, this is a good starting resource.
Kelly Brenner
Sep 29, 2015 Kelly Brenner rated it it was amazing
Written by four experts in the field of green roofs, the new book Small Green Roofs: Low-Tech Options for Greener Living was promising before it was even released. It doesn’t disappoint. Full of information about small green roofs, their construction and biodiversity and plants, over half is devoted to 40 case studies. The book is full of inspiring and beautiful images of a wide variety of green roofs on all manner of buildings and structures. Written for homeowners, architects, landscape archit ...more
Tanya Hakala
Mar 28, 2013 Tanya Hakala rated it liked it
Interesting with a lot of case studies, but could of used a bit more specific detail for the diy-er.

I'm thinking about putting a green roof on my tiny house. Not sure it would be a good idea in the long run. Especially if we vacation with the tiny house.
Eric
Jul 16, 2012 Eric rated it really liked it
I really want to make a green roof happen. This book was quite helpful for figuring out some different options and ideas.
Elena
Nov 15, 2013 Elena rated it liked it
Abandoned the reading and just looked at pictures. I agree with Kelley 's review, it is not easy to read.
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