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Books


The Online Small Scale Green Roof Guide
by Dusty Gedge and John Little

This online guide is designed to meet the needs of DIY enthusiasts, builders and landscaper contractors who want to build green roofs. The small scale green roof guide builds on the material in our original downloadable pdf – The DIY Guide to Green & Living Roofs which we published in 2008. The information has been updated with new elements with more sketches and now multi-media input such as videos and is accessible in the members section online.
(2014)


Green Roofs
by Carles Broto
2015
Green Cities in the
World

by various world editors
2014
 
The Urban Gardener
(Royal Horticultural Society)
by Matt James
2014
 
Four Friends find a New Home
by Dr. Gunter Mann
2014
 

Ecology and
the Architectural
Imagination

by Brook Muller
2014
 
Breathing & Living Wall
by Weng Danzhi
2014
Roof Explorer's Guide:
101 New York City
Rooftops

by Leslie Adatto
2014
 
Green Walls Green Roofs: Designing Sustainable Architecture
by Gina Tsarounas
2014
 

Vertical Garden City, Singapore
by Tan Puay Yok
2013
EAT UP: The Inside Scoop on Rooftop Agriculture
by Laura Mandel
2013
Designing Urban Agriculture: A Complete Guide to the Planning, Design, Construction, Maintenance and Management of Edible Landscapes
by April Philips
2013
 
The Professional
Design Guide to
Green Roofs

by Karla Dakin, Lisa Lee Benjamin and Mindy Pantiel
2013

The Skycourt and Skygarden: Greening the urban habitat
by Jason Pomercy
2013
Vertical Garden:
From Nature to City
(Revised & Updated)

by Patrick Blanc
2012
Green Roofs and
Rooftop Gardens
(BBG Guides for a Greener Planet)
by Beth Hanson
2012
 
Sustainable Design:
A Critical Guide
,
by David Bergman
2012

The Rise of Living Architecture Commemorative Edition celebrates the contribution of more than 50 leading experts to the development of the green roof and wall industry over the past decade
2012
 
Up on the Roof:
New York's Hidden
Skyline Spaces

by Alex MacLean,
2012
Gardening Vertically: 24 Ideas for Creating Your Own Green Walls,
by Noémie Vialard,
2012
Ecosystem Services Come To Town: Greening Cities by Working with Nature
by Gary Grant
2012

Living Architecture:
Green Roofs and Walls
,
by Graeme Hopkins and Christine Goodwin,
2011

Shanghai Expo
Vertical Greening,
by Wang Xianmin,
2011
Groundwork: Between Landscape and Architecture,
by Diana Balmori and Joel Sanders,
2011
Rooftop Gardens,
by Denise LeFrak Calicchio, Roberta Amon, Norman McGrath, Dominique Browning,
et al.,

2011

Small Green Roofs:
Low-Tech Options for Greener Living
,

Paperback by
Edmund C. Snodgrass, Nigel Dunnett, Dusty Gedge,
and John Little
2011
Read an excerpt from this book here: Small Green Roofs: Ancaya Garden Shed
Garden Up! Smart Vertical Gardening for Small and Large Spaces,
by Susan Morrison and Rebecca Sweet,
2011
The Vertical Farm:
Feeding the World in
the 21st Century
,
Dickson Despommier,
2011
The New American Landscape: Leading Voices on the Future of Sustainable Gardening,
by Thomas Christopher, Rick Darke, Douglas W. Tallamy, Toby Hemenway, John Greenlee with Neil Diboll, Eric Toensmeier, David Wolfe, Ed Snodgrass and Linda McIntyre, Elaine Ingham, Sustainable Sites Initiative, David Deardorff and Kathryn Wadsworth
2011

Green roofs and biodiversity: Can Green Roofs provide habitat for invertebrates in an urban environment?
by Gyongyver Kadas,
2011

 
The Green Roof Manual: A Professional Guide to Design, Installation, and Maintenance,
by Edmund C. Snodgrass and Linda McIntyre,
2010
DIY Guide to
Green & Living Roofs,
by John Little and
Dusty Gedge,
2010
Sustainable Solutions for Water Resources: Policies, Planning, Design, and Implementation,
by James L. Sipes,
2010

Green Roofs and Facades,
by Gary Grant,
2010
Biophilic Cities: Integrating Nature into Urban Design and Planning,
by Timothy Beatley,
2010
Retrofitting Office Buildings to Be Green and Energy-Efficient: Optimizing Building Performance, Tenant Satisfaction, and Financial Return,
by Leanne Tobias, [Article by Ralph Velasquez],
2010

 
Building Green, New Edition: A Complete How-To Guide to Alternative Building Methods Earth Plaster * Straw Bale * Cordwood * Cob * Living Roofs,
by Clarke Snell and Tim Callahan,
2009

Green Roof Systems: A Guide to the Planning, Design and Construction of Building Over Structure,
by Susan Weiler, Katrin Scholz-Barth,
2009

 
Green Roof Construction and Maintenance,
by Kelly Luckett,
2009
The Vertical Garden: From
Nature to the City,

by Patrick Blanc,
2008
Green Roofs in Sustainable Landscape Design,
by Steven L. Cantor,

2008

Award Winning
Green Roof Designs
,
by Steven Peck,
2008
Planting Green Roofs and Living Walls,
by Nigel Dunnett,
2008
A Selection of Plants for Green Roofs in Singapore,
by Puay Yok Tan and
Angelia Sia,
2008

 
Organic Architecture,
by Javier Senosiain, Fernando de Haro, and Omar Fuentes,
2008

Living Systems: Innovative Materials and Technologies for Landscape Architecture,
by Liat Margolis
2007
Green Roofs: Ecological Design and Construction,
by Earth Pledge Foundation,
2007
Design for Water: Rainwater Harvesting, Stormwater Catchment, and Alternate Water Reuse,
by Heather Kinkade-Levario,
2007
 
Roof Garden,
by Wang Xianmin,
2007

Sustainable Landscape Construction: A Guide to Green Building Outdoors, Second Edition,
by J. William Thompson and Kim Sorvig,
2007
Green Roof: A Case Study: Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates' Design For the Headquarters of the American Society of Landscape Architect,
by Christian Werthmann,
["Read Top-down approach"]
2007

 
Rain Gardens: Managing water sustainably in the garden and designed landscape,
by Nigel Dunnett and Andy Clayden,
2007
*
Vertical Gardens,
by Anna Lambertini,
2007

Green Roof Plants: A Resource and Planting Guide,
by Edmund C. Snodgrass and Lucie L. Snodgrass,
2006
*
 
Naturación Urbana:
Cubiertas Ecológicas

(Segunda edicion),
by Julian Briz,
2004
Sky Gardens: Rooftops, Balconies, and Terraces,
by Signe Nielsen,
2004
Bio-Architecture,
by Javier Senosiain,
2003

Gardens in the Sky,
by Michele Osborne,
2003
Big and Green: Toward Sustainable Architecture in the 21st Century,
by David Gissen,

2002
Handbook of Water Sensitive Planning and Design (Integrative Studies in Water Management & Land
Deve),

by Robert L. France (Chapter by Tom Liptan), 2002

 
Cradle to Cradle:
Remaking the Way
We Make Things,

by William McDonough & Michael Braungart
,
2002 *

Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature,
by Janine M. Benyus,
2002
A Trellis for Mr. Ellis,
by A.G. Ellis,
2002
*
Wrightscapes: Frank Lloyd Wright's Landscape Designs,
by Charles E. Aguar,
2002 *
 
Roof Gardens:
History, Design, and
Construction,

by Theodore Osmundson,

1997 *

 


Magazines

Landscape
Architecture
Magazine
 

Roofing Contractor

Environmental
Design &
Construction

Waterproof
Magazine

 
StormwaterArchitectural
Record

Organic Gardening
 

 


    
 

 

 

 

 

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