Green Roofs (CIBSE Knowledge Series)
New ISBN 9781903287873
Date Published: October 2008
Published by: Energy Institute
This publication is mainly aimed at design professionals who require a concise understanding of the advantages of green roofs and the implications for design once specified.
Issues covered range from understanding relevant legislation and whether existing buildings are suitable for retrofit, through to specific dynamics such as choices of vegetation, substrate and drainage and their bearings on structural capacity, biodiversity and sustainable drainage systems (SUDS).
Important questions regarding cost, maintenance and aesthetic appeal are also examined, giving designers valuable tools with which to assess and discuss with clients how best their goals are to be met.