greenroofs.com logo
 

    

 NEWS     |    BLOG    |    EVENTS     |    JOBS    |     MARKETPLACE     |     INDUSTRY     |     PROJECTS    |    TV     |    GREENROOFS101   |     DIRECTORY     |    VIRTUAL 
greenroof bookstore

 

 

 

Ad: American Hydrotech

 


 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[marketplace] [bookstore] [greenroof depot]
 
Search The BookStore for books & magazines dealing with both greenroofs/greenwalls and issues of ecological & sustainable design & construction.  Powered by Amazon.com, your purchases are guaranteed and secure. Click on each picture for descriptions, reviews, prices and to order via Amazon.com.

Read the books reviewed by us with an * in Recommended Readings.

 

 

The Farm on the Roof: What Brooklyn Grange Taught Us About Entrepreneurship, Community, and Growing a Sustainable Business
by Anastasia Cole Plakias

The founders of Brooklyn Grange, the world’s largest green rooftop farm, share their inspirational story of changing the world through entrepreneurship. In their effort to build the world’s first and largest commercial green rooftop farm, the founders of Brooklyn Grange learned a lot about building and sustaining a business while never losing sight of their mission—to serve their community by providing delicious organic food and changing the way people think about what they eat. Read Sky Gardens Blog.
(2016)
 

 

The Rooftop Growing Guide: How to Transform Your Roof into a Vegetable Garden or Farm
by Annie Novak

If you’d like to grow your own food but don’t think you have the space, look up! In urban and suburban areas across the country, farms and gardens are growing atop the rooftops of residential and commercial buildings. In this accessible guide, author Annie Novak’s passion shines as she draws on her experience as a pioneering sky-high farmer to teach best practices for raising vegetables, herbs, flowers, and trees.
(2016)

 

 

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)

 

Books


Definitive Guide of
the Vertical
Garden

by Ignacio Solano
2016
Green Roofs
by Carles Broto
2016

 
Rooftop
Brad Temkin (Photographer)
by John Rohrbach,
Steven Peck, & Roger Schickedantz
2015
 
The High Line
by
James Corner Field Operations, Diller Scofidio & Renfro
2015
 

Fertile Cities
by Vincent Callebaut
2015
 
Living Roofs in Integrated Urban Water Systems,
by Daniel Roehr and Elizabeth Fassman-Beck
2015
Creating My Green Roof: A guide to planning, installing, and maintaining a beautiful, energy-saving green roof,
by Dave Hilary
2015
 
Green Infrastructure: Incorporating Plants and Enhancing Biodiversity in Buildings and Urban Environments
by John W. Dover
2015
 

Green Roof Ecosystems,
by Richard K Sutton
2015
 
Beautiful Award for Second World Landscape Planning and Design Contest Set (Chinese Edition)
by WANG XIAN MIN
2015
 
Growing UP in the City: A Book About Green Roofs,
by Kelly Ksiazek, Olyssa Starry, and C. Ryan Patterson
2014

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

Four Friends find a New Home
by Dr. Gunter Mann
2014
 
Drawing and Reinventing Landscape (Architectural Design Primer)
by Diana Balmori
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
 
Living Wall: Jungle the Concrete,
by Jialin Tong
2014
How to Vertical Garden: What You Need to Know About Vertical Gardening & Creating a Beautiful Living Wall,
by Jonah Green
2014
 
The Plant Lover's Guide to Sedums,
by Brent Horvath
2014
 

The Urban Gardener
(Royal Horticultural Society)
by Matt James
2014
 
Green Cities in the
World

by Julián Briz, Manfred Köhler, Isabel de Felipe, editors, with various world contributions including
 Linda Velazquez among others
2014
 
The Skycourt and Skygarden: Greening the urban habitat
by Jason Pomercy
2013

 
The Professional
Design Guide to
Green Roofs

by Karla Dakin, Lisa Lee Benjamin and Mindy Pantiel
2013
 

Vertical Garden City, Singapore
by Tan Puay Yok
with contributions by Manfred Köhler, Steven Peck,
Linda Velazquez
2013
 
EAT UP: The Inside Scoop on Rooftop Agriculture
by Laura Mandel
2013
Roof Garden Design and Case Analysis
by WANG XIAN MIN
2013
 
Designing Urban Agriculture: A Complete Guide to the Planning, Design, Construction, Maintenance and Management of Edible Landscapes
by April Philips
2013
 

Gardening Vertically: 24 Ideas for Creating Your Own Green Walls,
by Noémie Vialard,
2012
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
with chapters by Ed Snodgrass, Linda Velazquez among others
2012
 
Sustainable Design:
A Critical Guide
,
by David Bergman
2012

The Rise of Living Architecture by Green Roofs for Healthy Cities
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, including Diana Balmori, Terry McGlade, Kerry Ross, Linda Velazquez among others
2012
 
Up on the Roof:
New York's Hidden
Skyline Spaces

by Alex MacLean,
2012
Green Roofs: A Guide to their Design and Installation,
by Angela Youngman
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

 
A Landscape Manifesto
by Diana Balmori
2010

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
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 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

 
The Vertical Garden: From
Nature to the City,

by Patrick Blanc,
2008

Organic Architecture,
by Javier Senosiain, Fernando de Haro, and Omar Fuentes,
2008
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
*
Living Systems: Innovative Materials and Technologies for Landscape Architecture,
by Liat Margolis
2007

Vertical Gardens,
by Anna Lambertini,
2007
Green Roof Plants: A Resource and Planting Guide,
by Edmund C. Snodgrass and Lucie L. Snodgrass,
2006
*
Sky Gardens: Rooftops, Balconies, and Terraces,
by Signe Nielsen,
2004

 
Naturación Urbana:
Cubiertas Ecológicas

(Segunda edicion),
by Julian Briz,
2004
 

Gardens in the Sky,
by Michele Osborne,
2003
Bio-Architecture,
by Javier Senosiain,
2003
Wrightscapes: Frank Lloyd Wright's Landscape Designs,
by Charles E. Aguar,
2002 *
Big and Green: Toward Sustainable Architecture in the 21st Century,
by David Gissen,

2002

 

Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature,
by Janine M. Benyus,
2002

 

A Trellis for Mr. Ellis,
by A.G. Ellis,
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 *

  
Roof Gardens:
History, Design, and
Construction,

by Theodore Osmundson,

1997 *
 
Designing With Nature: The Ecological Basis for Architectural Design
by Ken Yeang
1995
 
  

 


Magazines

Architectural
Record
 

Landscape
Architecture
Magazine
 

Stormwater

Waterproof
Magazine
 
  

 

 

 

 

SPONSORS

 
American Hydrotech logoBarrett Company logoCarlisle logoFirestone Building Products logoGreen Roof OutfittersLiveRoof logo
 
rooflite logoRoofmeadow logoTremco logoVegetal iD logoZinCo USA logo