Here’s a new resource that may be useful to those working on or with green roofs. It is described by the publisher as follows:
“The designer’s one-stop resource to green roofs that merges landscape and architecture.
Green Roof Systems offers substantive and technical information on living green roofs, and landscapes over structure. It goes beyond a mere overview of the green roof movement by providing reliable advice on building ecologically practical, accessible, and useful open spaces over structures.
From planning and collaboration to successfully handling the technical aspects of green roof systems, components, and applications—this single-source reference:
• Explains the environmental, social and economic benefits of turning the under-utilized surfaces of roofs into multifunctional systems
• Features a comprehensive, system-based approach to understanding, designing, building, and maintaining green roofs in an urban environment
• Examines the ins and outs of green roofs from a technical perspective
• Offers design and technological material alongside issues surrounding urban design and planning, engineering, architectural and landscape architectural considerations, and stormwater management”
SUSAN K. WEILER, ASLA, is a partner at OLIN, a landscape architecture and urban design firm based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She lectures widely and teaches landscape architecture at Temple University, where she developed its landscape engineering and construction curriculum. She is the recipient of the 2003 Green Roof Award of Excellence.
KATRIN SCHOLZ-BARTH is a consultant based in Washington, D.C., currently working to help establish green roofs in the Middle East. A national expert in green roof technology, she leads efforts in ecological planning and design both in the United States and the Middle East. She taught at Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania and is former director of sustainable design for the HOK Planning Group, a business unit of The HOK Group Inc. She is also the recipient of the 2003 Green Roof Award of Excellence.