Green Roofs, Facades, and Vegetative Systems

Green Roofs, Facades, and Vegetative Systems
Author: Elena Giacomello
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2020-12-01
ISBN 10: 0128176954
ISBN 13: 9780128176955
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Green Roofs, Facades, and Vegetative Systems Book Review:

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

Growing Green Guide

Growing Green Guide
Author: Victoria. Department of Environment and Primary Industries
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 131
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 9781743267141
ISBN 13: 1743267142
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Growing Green Guide Book Review:

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.

Ecopolis

Ecopolis
Author: Dimitra Babalis
Publsiher: Alinea Editrice
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 8860550955
ISBN 13: 9788860550958
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Living Architecture

Living Architecture
Author: Graeme Hopkins,Christine Goodwin
Publsiher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2011-05-16
ISBN 10: 0643103082
ISBN 13: 9780643103085
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living Architecture Book Review:

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.

Beiträge Zur 14. Internationalen Konferenz Zu Stadtplanung, Regionalentwicklung und Informationsgesellschaft

Beiträge Zur 14. Internationalen Konferenz Zu Stadtplanung, Regionalentwicklung und Informationsgesellschaft
Author: Manfred Schrenk
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 395021397X
ISBN 13: 9783950213973
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beiträge Zur 14. Internationalen Konferenz Zu Stadtplanung, Regionalentwicklung und Informationsgesellschaft Book Review:

Management of Water Quality and Quantity

Management of Water Quality and Quantity
Author: Martina Zelenakova,Petr Hlavínek,Abdelazim M. Negm
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 409
Release: 2019-08-01
ISBN 10: 3030183599
ISBN 13: 9783030183592
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Management of Water Quality and Quantity Book Review:

This book focuses on water pollution, water management and water structures. Presenting contributions on water quality and quantity issues from the engineering point of view, it discusses a variety of issues, from storm water management in urban areas and water quantity, to hydraulic structures, hydrodynamic modeling and flood protection. The book also provides state-of-the-art insights, which that can be used to effectively solve a variety of problems in integrated water resources management, and introduces the latest research advances. Edited and authored by pioneers in the field who have been at the forefront of water management development in the Czech Republic, this book is a valuable resource for environmental professionals, including scientists and policymakers, interested in water-related issues both in the Czech Republic and elsewhere.

Nature Based Strategies for Urban and Building Sustainability

Nature Based Strategies for Urban and Building Sustainability
Author: Gabriel Perez,Katia Perini
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 390
Release: 2018-02-14
ISBN 10: 0128123249
ISBN 13: 9780128123249
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nature Based Strategies for Urban and Building Sustainability Book Review:

Nature Based Strategies for Urban and Building Sustainability reviews the current state-of-the-art on the topic. In the introduction, the editors review the fundamental concepts of nature elements in the built environment, along with the strategies that are necessary for their inclusion in buildings and cities. Part One describes strategies for the urban environment, discussing urban ecosystems and ecosystem services, while Part Two covers strategies and technologies, including vertical greening systems, green roofs and green streets. Part Three covers the quantitative benefits, results, and issues and challenges, including energy performances and outdoor comfort, air quality improvement, acoustic performance, water management and biodiversity. Provides an overview of the different strategies available to integrate nature in the built environment Presents the current state of technology concerning systems and methodologies on how to incorporate nature in buildings and cities Features the latest research results on operation and ecosystem services Covers both established and new designs, including those still in the experimental stage

Green Roof Ecosystems

Green Roof Ecosystems
Author: Richard K. Sutton
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 447
Release: 2015-06-04
ISBN 10: 3319149830
ISBN 13: 9783319149837
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Green Roof Ecosystems Book Review:

This book provides an up-to-date coverage of green (vegetated) roof research, design, and management from an ecosystem perspective. It reviews, explains, and poses questions about monitoring, substrate, living components and the abiotic, biotic and cultural aspects connecting green roofs to the fields of community, landscape and urban ecology. The work contains examples of green roof venues that demonstrate the focus, level of detail, and techniques needed to understand the structure, function, and impact of these novel ecosystems. Representing a seminal compilation of research and technical knowledge about green roof ecology and how functional attributes can be enhanced, it delves to explore the next wave of evolution in green technology and defines potential paths for technological advancement and research.

Green Roof Systems

Green Roof Systems
Author: Susan Weiler,Katrin Scholz-Barth
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2011-09-28
ISBN 10: 1118174461
ISBN 13: 9781118174463
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Green Roof Systems Book Review:

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.

Green Roofs

Green Roofs
Author: Gail Lawlor,Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 146
Release: 2006
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UIUC:30112079504657
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Green Roof Plants

Green Roof Plants
Author: Edmund C. Snodgrass,Lucie L. Snodgrass
Publsiher: Timber Press (OR)
Total Pages: 203
Release: 2006-10-15
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:49015003098671
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Green Roof Plants Book Review:

A guide for architects, landscape designers, engineers, environmentalists and eco-aware gardeners, this text contains photographs and information for more than 200 species and cultivars of plants, including data on moisture needs, heat tolerance, hardiness, bloom color, foliage characteristics, and height.

The Vertical Garden

The Vertical Garden
Author: Patrick Blanc
Publsiher: W. W. Norton
Total Pages: 205
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9780393733792
ISBN 13: 0393733793
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Vertical Garden Book Review:

The inventor of the vertical garden showcases some of his favorite projects, which he has created all over the world for museums, hotels, skyscrapers, private homes and more.

Planting Green Roofs and Living Walls

Planting Green Roofs and Living Walls
Author: Nigel Dunnett,Noël Kingsbury
Publsiher: Timber Press (OR)
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780881926408
ISBN 13: 088192640X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Planting Green Roofs and Living Walls Book Review:

This book introduces a revolutionary new concept to gardeners. Planting on roofs and walls began in Europe, but it is now becoming popular all over the world. Green roofs and walls reduce pollution and run-off, and also help insulate and reduce the maintenance needs of buildings. Planting Green Roofs and Living Walls discusses the practical techniques required to make planting on roofs and walls a reality. It describes how roofs may be modified to bear the weight of vegetation, considers the different options for drainage layers and growing media, and lists the plants suitable for different climates and environments. This informative book will encourage gardeners everywhere to consider the enormous benefits to be gained from planting on their roofs and walls.

The Green Roof Manual

The Green Roof Manual
Author: Linda McIntyre,Edmund C. Snodgrass
Publsiher: Timber Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2010-08-11
ISBN 10: 1604690496
ISBN 13: 9781604690491
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Green Roof Manual Book Review:

Green roofs—the ultimate in sustainable building practices—continue to generate enormous interest and enthusiasm among architects, landscape designers, and urban planners. Increasingly strict stormwater regulations and the appeal of LEED-related projects have also boosted the popularity and desirability of green roofs. Those who want to build green roofs, however, have few resources to guide them. Until now, no book has taken a comprehensive look at how to effectively adapt green-roof technology to the variable and extreme North American climate, and how to design projects that will function and endure as successfully as those in Germany, Switzerland, and other European countries. This book fills the gap by providing an overview of practices and techniques that have been effective in North America. The authors offer options regarding structure, function, horticulture, and logistics, as well as surveys of actual projects and analyses of why they have or haven’t succeeded. Approachable and reader-friendly, the manual clearly explains how these complex systems function and how to plan and carry out projects successfully from concept through construction and maintenance. Ideally suited to professionals (including architects, landscape architects, engineers, and designers) and their clients, it brings together key lessons from leaders in the field. Numerous photographs highlight the range of design possibilities and show green roofs both during construction and at various stages of maturity. At last, those seeking basic information about how to design and build green roofs have a concise, authoritative guide to this exciting new technology.

Energy and Climate in the Urban Built Environment

Energy and Climate in the Urban Built Environment
Author: M. Santamouris
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 410
Release: 2013-06-17
ISBN 10: 113425797X
ISBN 13: 9781134257973
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Energy and Climate in the Urban Built Environment Book Review:

Both the number and percentage of people living in urban areas is growing rapidly. Up to half of the world's population is expected to be living in a city by the end of the century and there are over 170 cities in the world with populations over a million. Cities have a huge impact on the local climate and require vast quantities of energy to keep them functioning. The urban environment in turn has a big impact on the performance and needs of buildings. The size, scale and mechanism of these interactions is poorly understood and strategies to mitigate them are rarely implemented. This is the first comprehensive book to address these questions. It arises out of a programme of work (POLISTUDIES) carried out for the Save programme of the European Commission. Chapters describe not only the main problems encountered such as the heat island and canyon effects, but also a range of design solutions that can be adopted both to improve the energy performance and indoor air quality of individual buildings and to look at aspects of urban design that can reduce these climatic effects. The book concludes with some examples of innovative urban bioclimatic buildings. The project was co-ordinated by Professor Mat Santamouris from the University of Athens who is also the editor of the book. Other contributions are from the University of Thessaloniki, Greece, ENTPE, Lyons, France and the University of Stuttgart, Germany.

enviBUILD 2014

enviBUILD 2014
Author: Miloš Kalousek,Miroslav ?ekon
Publsiher: Trans Tech Publications Ltd
Total Pages: 466
Release: 2014-10-27
ISBN 10: 3038266647
ISBN 13: 9783038266648
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

enviBUILD 2014 Book Review:

Collection of selected, peer reviewed papers from the 9th International enviBUILD 2014 Conference, September 18-19, 2014, Brno, Czech Republic. Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS). The 99 papers are grouped as follows: Chapter 1: Building Materials and Components, Chapter 2: Energy Performance of Buildings, Chapter 3: Retrofitting and Revitalization of Buildings, Chapter 4: Sustainable Building and Environmental Assessments, Chapter 5: Hygrothermal Performance of Buildings, Chapter 6: Indoor Climate, Thermal Comfort and Ventilation, Chapter 7: Daylighting and Insolation, Chapter 8: Acoustics and Noise Protection.

Arid Environments and Sustainability

Arid Environments and Sustainability
Author: Hasan Arman,Ibrahim Yuksel
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 118
Release: 2018-05-23
ISBN 10: 178923154X
ISBN 13: 9781789231540
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Arid Environments and Sustainability Book Review:

Arid environments are basically associated with water scarcity. Therefore, soils will have an extremely low moisture level to support plant and animal life as well as human social life. Sustainability is the long durability of systems and processes within various adapted environmental conditions. Recently, systematic scientific studies on arid environments and sustainability have become more attractive, critical, and sound than the previous years. Sharing such experiences related to different environmental circumstances will absolutely help scientists and decision-makers to have better interpretation of their own environment. By learning lessons, appropriate, fast, and effective approaches require to implement for overwhelming such problems. Such actions will certainly lead to more secure and sustainable environments for plant, animal, and human life.

Roofing Failures

Roofing Failures
Author: Carl G. Cash
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2004-06-02
ISBN 10: 1134424175
ISBN 13: 9781134424177
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Roofing Failures Book Review:

The book starts by setting out the duties of a building pathologist in the context of the modern roofing industry, defining failure and explaining its underlying causes. The main chapters then deal with the main specific types of failure: fire, shrinkage and roofing systems displacement, calendar shrinkage, foam insulation shrinkage and 'stretched' membranes, plasticizer migration, bitumen incompatibility, built-up roofing felt porosity, blistering, thermal insulation instability, foam insulation problems, torch applications, polymer dispersion, asphalt-glass fibre shingle splitting, lack of appropriate venting, problems with cool roofing and problems with organic fibre-portland cement shingles. The book concludes with an outline of the principal rules for long service life roofing.

Living Systems

Living Systems
Author: Liat Margolis,Alexander Robinson
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 191
Release: 2008-02-01
ISBN 10: 3764377003
ISBN 13: 9783764377007
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living Systems Book Review:

The use of innovative new materials is an important trend in landscape architecture today. These materials include biodegradable geotextiles, super-absorbent polymers, and plants that react to changing soil conditions. This book presents the available materials and technologies in the context of practical applications.

Recycling and Reuse Approaches for Better Sustainability

Recycling and Reuse Approaches for Better Sustainability
Author: Nilgün Balkaya,Sinan Guneysu
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-09-04
ISBN 10: 3319958887
ISBN 13: 9783319958880
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Recycling and Reuse Approaches for Better Sustainability Book Review:

This book covers the latest in recycling and reuse research focused toward greater sustainability and includes chapters authored by the world’s leading thinkers and practitioners in the field. Topics covered include recycling and reuse, solid waste management, renewable energy, environmental studies, and wastewater management. This text contains environmental issues with an experimental focus, making this a useful resource to students, researchers, and professionals working in solid waste management, energy and water sustainability issues within the geoscience, engineering, and chemistry fields.