Green Roof Construction and Maintenance

by: Kelly Luckett


Abstract: Written by an industry expert in green roof design and installation. New in the GreenSource series, this book presents all of the information needed to skillfully design, construct, and maintain green roofs–benefiting buildings and the environment. A practical guide to this emerging trend in the sustainability movement, Green Roof Construction and Maintenance explains, step-by-step, how to select, place, and maintain soil and plants on the tops of buildings. These roofs will reduce the amount of storm water that surges into sewer systems; lower cooling and heating costs; and prolong roof life by as many as 25 years. The book includes construction techniques for new and existing buildings, illustrations, and color photographs of successfully installed green roofs.
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Title: Green Roof Construction and Maintenance

Publisher: : New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, New Delhi, San Juan, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto

Copyright / Pub. Date: 2009 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

ISBN: 9780071608800

Authors:

Kelly Luckett LEED AP, is president of Saint Louis Metalworks, a provider of sheet metal roof accessories and metal roofing. In 2004, his company launched the Green Roof Blocks product line and has since installed more than 50 green roofs, most notably at colleges and universities. He has published newsletter and magazine articles and is a member of Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, a rapidly growing not-for-profit industry association working to promote green roofs throughout North America. 

Description: Written by an industry expert in green roof design and installation. New in the GreenSource series, this book presents all of the information needed to skillfully design, construct, and maintain green roofs–benefiting buildings and the environment. A practical guide to this emerging trend in the sustainability movement, Green Roof Construction and Maintenance explains, step-by-step, how to select, place, and maintain soil and plants on the tops of buildings. These roofs will reduce the amount of storm water that surges into sewer systems; lower cooling and heating costs; and prolong roof life by as many as 25 years. The book includes construction techniques for new and existing buildings, illustrations, and color photographs of successfully installed green roofs.