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Green Roofs, Facades, and Vegetative Systems
Author : Elena Giacomello
Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
Release Date : 2020-11-25
ISBN 10 : 0128176954
Pages : 276 pages

Green Roofs, Facades, and Vegetative Systems: Safety Aspects in the Standards analyzes codes, standards and official documents from countries around the world, including: the United States and Canada in North America, Germany, France and Italy in Europe, and Australia, Singapore, Japan and Thailand in Asia. This essential resource for building design professionals covers a full range of living technologies, such as vegetative systems, green architecture/urban design, construction efficiency, facades, fire protection, sustainability aspects in buildings, landscape design, tall buildings and wind design. The book provides an invaluable tool on international codes and standards and how to incorporate them into projects. Provides expert advice for complying with the international codes and standards governing the use of green living technology Covers codes and standards for façades, fire protection, landscape design and wind design Includes case studies and excepts from major international codes and standards Peer reviewed by some of the top experts and construction firms currently applying this technology around the world

Growing Green Guide
Author : Victoria. Department of Environment and Primary Industries
Publisher : N.A
Release Date : 2014
ISBN 10 : 9781743267141
Pages : 131 pages

The information published in this guide is provided by the Growing Green Guide partners (City of Melbourne, City of Stonnington, City of Yarra, City of Port Phillip, the State of Victoria and The University of Melbourne) to disseminate information in regards to the design, construction and maintenance of green roofs, walls and facades.

GDF - Green Density Factor and GCF - Green Cooling Factor
Author : Florian Betzler
Publisher : Tectum Wissenschaftsverlag
Release Date : 2016-04-07
ISBN 10 : 3828864015
Pages : 148 pages

The GDF and GCF are two factors invented and designed by German Architect and Developer Florian Betzler. They demonstrate the possibilities to cool the microclimates of hot cities and let estates function as cooling units within an overheated climate for any city, starting from a small scale and ending with megacities. The GDF and GCF emphasize the potentials of plants as a generally required implementation into future city planning and individual architecture, aiming towards a clean, healthy, cool and beautiful urban habitat.

Living Architecture
Author : Graeme Hopkins,Christine Goodwin
Release Date : 2011-05-16
ISBN 10 : 0643103082
Pages : 296 pages

Extensively illustrated with photographs and drawings, Living Architecture highlights the most exciting green roof and living wall projects in Australia and New Zealand within an international context. Cities around the world are becoming denser, with greater built form resulting in more hard surfaces and less green space, leaving little room for vegetation or habitat. One way of creating more natural environments within cities is to incorporate green roofs and walls in new buildings or to retrofit them in existing structures. This practice has long been established in Europe and elsewhere, and now Australia and New Zealand have begun to embrace it. The installation of green roofs and walls has many benefits, including the management of stormwater and improved water quality by retaining and filtering rainwater through the plants’ soil and root uptake zone; reducing the ‘urban heat island effect’ in cities; increasing real estate values around green roofs and reducing energy consumption within the interior space by shading, insulation and reducing noise level from outside; and providing biodiversity opportunities via a vertical link between the roof and the ground. This book will appeal to a wide range of readers, from students and practitioners of architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning and ecology, through to members of the community interested in how they can more effectively use the rooftops and walls of their homes or workplaces to increase green open space in the urban environment.

Planning, Development and Management of Sustainable Cities
Author : Tan Yigitcanlar,Md. (Liton) Kamruzzaman
Publisher : MDPI
Release Date : 2019-04-30
ISBN 10 : 3038979066
Pages : 440 pages

The concept of ‘sustainable urban development’ has been pushed to the forefront of policymaking and politics as the world wakes up to the impacts of climate change and the destructive effects of the Anthropocene. Climate change has emerged to be one of the biggest challenges faced by our planet today, threatening both built and natural systems with long-term consequences, which may be irreversible. While there is a vast body of literature on sustainability and sustainable urban development, there is currently limited focus on how to cohesively bring together the vital issues of the planning, development, and management of sustainable cities. Moreover, it has been widely stated that current practices and lifestyles cannot continue if we are to leave a healthy living planet to not only the next generation, but also to the generations beyond. The current global school strikes for climate action (known as Fridays for Future) evidences this. The book advocates the view that the focus needs to rest on ways in which our cities and industries can become green enough to avoid urban ecocide. This book fills a gap in the literature by bringing together issues related to the planning, development, and management of cities and focusing on a triple-bottom-line approach to sustainability.

Nature Based Strategies for Urban and Building Sustainability
Author : Gabriel Perez,Katia Perini
Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
Release Date : 2018-02-14
ISBN 10 : 0128123249
Pages : 390 pages

Nature Based Strategies for Urban and Building Sustainability reviews the current state-of-the-art on the topic. In the introduction, the editors review the fundamental concepts of nature elements in the built environment, along with the strategies that are necessary for their inclusion in buildings and cities. Part One describes strategies for the urban environment, discussing urban ecosystems and ecosystem services, while Part Two covers strategies and technologies, including vertical greening systems, green roofs and green streets. Part Three covers the quantitative benefits, results, and issues and challenges, including energy performances and outdoor comfort, air quality improvement, acoustic performance, water management and biodiversity. Provides an overview of the different strategies available to integrate nature in the built environment Presents the current state of technology concerning systems and methodologies on how to incorporate nature in buildings and cities Features the latest research results on operation and ecosystem services Covers both established and new designs, including those still in the experimental stage

Green Roofs and Façades
Author : Gary Grant
Publisher : Building Research Establishment
Release Date : 2006
ISBN 10 : 9781860819407
Pages : 71 pages

An accessible overview of the development of green roofs and their contribution to sustainable development. Explains the benefits of their use, and identifies key aspects to consider in designing, building and maintaining them.

Recent Advances in Materials, Mechanics and Management
Author : Sheela Evangeline,M.R. Rajkumar,Saritha G. Parambath
Publisher : CRC Press
Release Date : 2019-05-14
ISBN 10 : 1351227521
Pages : 512 pages

These proceedings present a selection of papers presented at the 3rd International Conference on Materials Mechanics and Management 2017 (IMMM 2017), which was jointly organized by the Departments of Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Architecture of College of Engineering Trivandrum. Developments in the fields of materials, mechanics and management have paved the way for overall improvements in all aspects of human life. The quest for meeting the requirements of the rapidly increasing population has led to revolutionary construction and production technologies aiming at optimum management and use of natural resources. The objective of this conference was to bring together experts from academic institutions, industries, research organizations and professionals for sharing of knowledge, expertise and experience in the emerging trends related to Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Architecture. IMMM 2017 provided opportunities for young researchers to actively engage in research discussions, new research interests, research ethics and professional development.

Approaches to Water Sensitive Urban Design
Author : Ashok Sharma,Ted Gardner,Don Begbie
Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
Release Date : 2018-10-03
ISBN 10 : 0128128445
Pages : 628 pages

Approaches to Water Sensitive Urban Design: Potential, Design, Ecological Health, Economics, Policies and Community Perceptions covers all aspects on the implementation of sustainable storm water systems for urban and suburban areas whether they are labeled as WSUD, Low Impact Development (LID), Green Infrastructure (GI), Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS) or the Sponge City Concept. These systems and approaches are becoming an integral part of developing water sensitive cities as they are considered very capable solutions in addressing issues relating to urbanization, climate change and heat island impacts in dealing with storm water issues. The book is based on research conducted in Australia and around the world, bringing in perspectives in an ecosystems approach, a water quality approach, and a sewer based approach to stormwater, all of which are uniquely covered in this single resource. Presents a holistic examination of the current knowledge on WSUD and storm water, including water quality, hydrology, social impacts, economic impacts, ecosystem health, and implementation guidelines Includes additional global approaches to WSUD, including SUDS, LID, GI and the Sponge City Concept Covers the different perspectives from Australia (ecosystem based), the USA (water quality based) and Europe (sewer based) Addresses storm water management during the civil construction stage when much of the ecological damage can be done

Green Roof Systems
Author : Susan Weiler,Katrin Scholz-Barth
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release Date : 2011-09-28
ISBN 10 : 1118174461
Pages : 320 pages

Green Roof Systems goes beyond the fashionable green roof movement and provides solid information on building accessible space, often as important public space, over structure. It offers brief coverage of the entire process, including planning and collaboration, and focuses on the technical aspects of these roof systems, their components, and their applications.

Sustainable Built Environments
Author : Vivian Loftness,Dagmar Haase
Publisher : Springer
Release Date : 2012-11-28
ISBN 10 : 9781461458272
Pages : 746 pages

Sustainable design is a collective process whereby the built environment achieves unprecedented levels of ecological balance through new and retrofit construction, with the goal of long-term viability and humanization of architecture. Focusing on the environmental context, sustainable design merges the natural, minimum resource conditioning solutions of the past (daylight, solar heat, and natural ventilation) with the innovative technologies of the present. The desired result is an integrated “intelligent” system that supports individual control with expert negotiation for resource consciousness. International experts in the field address the fundamental questions of sustainable design and landscape management: How should the sustainability of landscapes and buildings be evaluated? Which targets have to be set and which thresholds should not be exceeded? What forms of planning and governance structures exist and to what extent do they further the goals of sustainability? Gathering 30 peer-reviewed entries from the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology, Sustainable Built Environments provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary coverage of these issues and other aspects of sustainable building and landscape design.

Planting Green Roofs and Living Walls
Author : Nigel Dunnett,Noël Kingsbury
Publisher : Timber Press (OR)
Release Date : 2004
ISBN 10 : 9780881926408
Pages : 254 pages

This book introduces a revolutionary new concept to gardeners. Planting on roofs and walls began in Europe, but it is now becoming popular all over the world. Green roofs and walls reduce pollution and run-off, and also help insulate and reduce the maintenance needs of buildings. Planting Green Roofs and Living Walls discusses the practical techniques required to make planting on roofs and walls a reality. It describes how roofs may be modified to bear the weight of vegetation, considers the different options for drainage layers and growing media, and lists the plants suitable for different climates and environments. This informative book will encourage gardeners everywhere to consider the enormous benefits to be gained from planting on their roofs and walls.

Green Roof Ecosystems
Author : Richard K. Sutton
Publisher : Springer
Release Date : 2015-06-04
ISBN 10 : 3319149830
Pages : 447 pages

This book provides an up-to-date coverage of green (vegetated) roof research, design, and management from an ecosystem perspective. It reviews, explains, and poses questions about monitoring, substrate, living components and the abiotic, biotic and cultural aspects connecting green roofs to the fields of community, landscape and urban ecology. The work contains examples of green roof venues that demonstrate the focus, level of detail, and techniques needed to understand the structure, function, and impact of these novel ecosystems. Representing a seminal compilation of research and technical knowledge about green roof ecology and how functional attributes can be enhanced, it delves to explore the next wave of evolution in green technology and defines potential paths for technological advancement and research.

Green Walls Green Roofs
Author : Gina Tsarouhas
Publisher : Images Publishing
Release Date : 2014-06-25
ISBN 10 : 1864705523
Pages : 224 pages

Sustainable architecture is one of the most popular trends today. With dense urban living and less green space available, green walls and roofs are helping to fill that gap. These living structures can be created with vegetation, which helps to absorb rainwater, provide insulation and lower temperatures while creating a habitat for natural flora and fauna. Green Walls Green Roofs features projects from all over the world, showing how these elements work in various climates. Ranging from the tropical houses in Singapore to inner-city buildings in North America, this beautifully illustrated book will show you how living architecture can enrich our world. Gina Tsarounas has coordinated and authored a number of travel guides for Lonely Planet before joining Images Publishing as a senior editor. Her wealth of experience is demonstrated in the beautifully designed books now being produced. Comparable Titles: Vertical Ecoinfrastructure, 9781864703863, Images Publishing Group, August 2010 The Green House, 9781568989501, Princeton Architectural Press, May 2010

Green Walls in High-Rise Buildings
Author : Antony Wood, Payam Bahrami & Daniel Safarik,The Images Publishing Group
Publisher : Images Publishing
Release Date : 2014-08-29
ISBN 10 : 1864705930
Pages : 240 pages

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat has produced four Technical Guides to date, since the series launched in late 2012. Each of these guides is the product of a CTBUH Working Group—committees formed specifically to address focused topical subjects in the industry. The intention of each guide is the same—to provide working knowledge to the typical building owner or professional who wants a better understanding of available options for improving tall buildings, and what affects their design. The object of the series is to provide a tool-kit for the creation of better-performing tall buildings, and to spread the understanding of the considerations that need to be made in designing tall. This technical guide offers an extensive overview of the use of vertical vegetation in high-rise buildings, an indepth analysis of green walls, definitions and typology, including standards, policies and incentives. It features comprehensive case studies, along with architectural theories of the public and private benefits of green walls. The book delves into architect-design considerations and limitations, the effects of green walls on energy efficiencies and includes recommendations and future research.

Eco-efficient Materials for Mitigating Building Cooling Needs
Author : Fernando Pacheco-Torgal,Joao Labrincha,Luisa Cabeza,Claes Goeran Granqvist
Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
Release Date : 2015-02-27
ISBN 10 : 1782424016
Pages : 550 pages

Climate change is one of the most important environmental problems faced by Planet Earth. The majority of CO2 emissions come from burning fossil fuels for energy production and improvements in energy efficiency shows the greatest potential for any single strategy to abate global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the energy sector. Energy related emissions account for almost 80% of the EU's total greenhouse gas emissions. The building sector is the largest energy user responsible for about 40% of the EU’s total final energy consumption. In Europe the number of installed air conditioning systems has increased 500% over the last 20 years, but in that same period energy cooling needs have increased more than 20 times. The increase in energy cooling needs relates to the current higher living and working standards. In urban environments with low outdoor air quality (the general case) this means that in summer-time one cannot count on natural ventilation to reduce cooling needs. Do not forget the synergistic effect between heat waves and air pollution which means that outdoor air quality is worse in the summer aggravating cooling needs. Over the next few years this phenomenon will become much worse because more people will live in cities, more than 2 billion by 2050 and global warming will aggravate cooling needs. An overview of materials to lessen the impact of urban heat islands Excellent coverage of building materials to reduce air condtioning needs Innovative products discussed such as Thermo and Electrochromic materials

Transition to Sustainable Buildings
Author : Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Publisher : Organization for Economic
Release Date : 2013
ISBN 10 :
Pages : 284 pages

Buildings are the largest energy consuming sector in the world, and account for over one-third of total final energy consumption and an equally important source of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Achieving significant energy and emissions reduction in the buildings sector is a challenging but achievable policy goal. Transition to Sustainable Buildings presents detailed scenarios and strategies to 2050, and demonstrates how to reach deep energy and emissions reduction through a combination of best available technologies and intelligent public policy. This IEA study is an indispensible guide for decision makers, providing informative insights on: cost-effective options, key technologies and opportunities in the buildings sector; solutions for reducing electricity demand growth and flattening peak demand; effective energy efficiency policies and lessons learned from different countries; future trends and priorities for ASEAN, Brazil, China, the European Union, India, Mexico, Russia, South Africa and the United States; implementing a systems approach using innovative products in a cost effective manner; and pursuing whole-building (e.g. zero energy buildings) and advanced-component policies to initiate a fundamental shift in the way energy is consumed.

Green Roofs
Author : Gail Lawlor,Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
Publisher : N.A
Release Date : 2006
ISBN 10 :
Pages : 146 pages

Nature-Based Solutions to Climate Change Adaptation in Urban Areas
Author : Nadja Kabisch,Horst Korn,Jutta Stadler,Aletta Bonn
Publisher : Springer
Release Date : 2017-09-01
ISBN 10 : 3319560913
Pages : 342 pages

This open access book brings together research findings and experiences from science, policy and practice to highlight and debate the importance of nature-based solutions to climate change adaptation in urban areas. Emphasis is given to the potential of nature-based approaches to create multiple-benefits for society. The expert contributions present recommendations for creating synergies between ongoing policy processes, scientific programmes and practical implementation of climate change and nature conservation measures in global urban areas. Except where otherwise noted, this book is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit

Green Roofs
Author : Earth Pledge (Organization),Earth Pledge Foundation,Leslie Hoffman
Publisher : Schiffer Pub Limited
Release Date : 2005
ISBN 10 :
Pages : 158 pages

Examine possibilities for city-wide green roof development using 335 color photographs, 40 in-depth building case studies, and 7 municipal case studies of Berlin, Tokyo, London, Portland, Chicago, Toronto, and New York. This book includes an opening essay by William McDonough, an architect and leader of the sustainable development movement, and details the ecological benefits, technical requirements, architectural history, and design possibilities of vegetated rooftops.