By Kelly Luckett
A entire consultant to construction and preserving eco-friendly Roofs
Written by way of an specialist in eco-friendly roof layout and set up, this GreenSource e-book offers the entire info you must skillfully layout, build, and retain eco-friendly roofs. you will discover a wealth of useful information accrued via real-world implementations and self reliant research.
Green Roof building and Maintenance explains how one can layout a eco-friendly roof, plan for irrigation and drainage, opt for and position soil and crops, and continue the total setup. The e-book additionally discusses go back on funding, LEED layout necessities, and the myriad brief- and long term environmental merits of eco-friendly roofs. full of step by step illustrations and full-color pictures, it is a precious, hands-on advisor to a swiftly rising pattern within the sustainability stream.
Green Roof building and Maintenance includes:
- Key inquiries to ask at every one level of the fairway construction approach
- validated guidance and methods for profitable structural layout
- development tools for brand spanking new and latest constructions
- info on insulation, drainage, detailing, irrigation, and plant choice
- info on optimum soil formula
- Illustrations that includes a number of levels of building
- most sensible practices for eco-friendly roof upkeep
- A survey of environmental merits, together with evapo-transpiration, storm-water administration, habitat recovery, and development of air caliber
- pointers on the LEED layout and certification approach
- issues for assessing go back on funding
- colour photos of effectively put in eco-friendly roofs
- important checklists, tables, and charts
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5 lb/ft2 METAL ROOFING Although green roofs over metal rooﬁng are rare in the United States, companies in Europe have found metal rooﬁng to be a long-lasting and lightweight rooﬁng material, well-suited for green roofs. While initial cost is considerably higher than other rooﬁng materials, life spans exceeding 100 years make metal roofing an attractive waterprooﬁng strategy for institutions and government buildings. 5 lb/ft2. Protection Materials GYPSUM-BASED COVER BOARDS (DENS DECK OR DURABOARD) There are several manufacturers of this type of product.
High wind loading on a green roof project will require frequent inspections in order to correct small problems before they turn into big problems. (See Fig. ) ADJACENT STRUCTURES AND RESULTING MICROCLIMATES Shadowing Taller structures in close proximity to the green roof may cast shadows over the green roof. Depending on the orientation, shadows may fall over the roof surface at various times throughout the day as well as throughout the year. Care must be taken to match the sunlight requirement of the selected green roof plant species with the sunlight available on the rooftop.
Necessary changes will be easier if you can identify the phase you need to revisit. Some designers even keep several sets of drawings depicting the different options and the subsequent direction each decision guided the process. Sketching the cross-section will identify each of the components and their position in the green roof design. One can get a good idea of the weight and cost of the green roof design 50 Structural Design through the development of the cross-section. A sketch of the roof-plan view, or bird’s eye view, of the green roof is also necessary.