Colour photographs, Line Art
Timber Press USA
Until now, the green roof movement has been limited to large-scale, professional endeavours 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 to the domestic level.
Small Green Roofs is the first book to focus on small-scale and domestic green roofs. More than forty profiles of small and domestic-scale projects of all shapes and sizes include green roofs on sheds, garden offices, studios, garages, houses, bicycle sheds and other small structures, as well as several community projects. For each project, details are given for design, construction and installation, as well as how-to tips on how the roof was planted and cared for.
For readers looking for inspiration when hiring a contractor or taking the adventurous step of building their own, Small Green Roofs provides the knowledge and encouragement to make it possible.
Nigel Dunnett is a Reader in Urban Horticulture in the landscape department at the University of Sheffield, where he has developed innovative research programs on naturalistic and ecologically informed planting for gardens and public landscapes. He is director of The Green Roof Centre, Sheffield, and acts widely as a consultant on green roof design and planting, and sustainable garden and landscape design in general.
Dusty Gedge is a green-roof campaigner and founder of LivingRoofs.org, an independent green-roofs association that promotes vegetated roof structures in urban and rural areas. In 2004 he was awarded the Andrew Lees Memorial Award at the annual British Environment and Media Awards. He is currently president of the European Federation of Green Roof Associations.
John Little is a partner in The Grass Roof Company, an award-winning, eco-friendly landscape design and management company. He has developed a broad reputation for his innovative green-roofed small buildings for schools, gardens and community use.
Edmund C. Snodgrass started the first green roof nursery in the United States and has collaborated on green roof research with colleges and universities. A fifth-generation farmer and nurseryman, he is owner and president of Emory Knoll Farms Inc. and Green Roof Plants in Street, Maryland, specialising in plants and horticultural consulting for green roofs.