GREEN
ROOFS




GREEN ROOFS

BENEFITS OF GREEN ROOFS

AUTONOMOUS BUILDING

AUTONOMOUS BUILDING LINKS

GREEN ROOFS LINKS



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SECTION 1



GREEN
ROOFS




A green roof is a roof of a building that is
partially or completely covered with vegetation
and soil, or a growing medium, planted over a
waterproofing membrane.

This does not refer to roofs which are merely
colored green, as with green shingles. It may
also include additional layers such as a root
barrier and drainage and irrigation systems.

Container gardens on roofs, where plants are
maintained in pots, are not generally considered
to be true green roofs, although this is an area
of debate. Rooftop ponds are another form of green
roofs which are used to treat greywater.

Finally, the term "green roof" may also be used
to indicate roofs that utilize some form o
"green" technology, such as solar panels or a
photovoltaic module. Green roofs are also referred
to as eco-roofs, vegetated roofs, living roofs,
and greenroofs.




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SECTION 2



BENEFITS
OF
GREEN
ROOFS




Green roofs are used to:

Provide amenity space for building users
in effect replacing a yard or patio

Grow fruits, vegetables, and flowers

Reduce heating (by adding mass and thermal
resistance value) and cooling (by evaporative
cooling) loads on a building especially if
it is glassed in so as to act as a terrarium
and passive solar heat reservoir

Reduce the urban heat island effect

Increase roof life span

Reduce stormwater run off

water-wise gardening

Filter pollutants and CO2 out of the air
see living wall

Filter pollutants and heavy metals out of rainwater

Increase wildlife habitat in built-up areas
urban wilderness

A green roof is often a key component of an
autonomous building.



Green Roof
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_roof



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SECTION 3



AUTONOMOUS
BUILDING




An autonomous building is a building designed
to be operated independently from infrastructural
support services such as the electric power grid,
municipal water systems, sewage treatment systems,
storm drains, communication services, and in some
cases public roads.

Advocates of autonomous building describe advantages
that include reduced environmental impacts, increased
security, and lower costs of ownership. Some cited
advantages satisfy tenets of green building, not
independence per se.

Off-grid buildings often rely very little on civil
services and are therefore safer and more comfortable
during civil disaster or military attacks.
(Off-grid buildings would not lose power or water if
public supplies were compromised for some reason.)

Most of the research and published articles concerning
autonomous building focus on residential homes.



Autonomous Building
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autonomous_building



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SECTION 4



AUTONOMOUS
BUILDING
LINKS




Brenda and Robert Vale
http://www.onlineopinion.com.au/view.asp?article=1906/

Buckminster Fuller Institute
http://www.bfi.org/

off-grid.net
http://www.off-grid.net/

STORM BEAR
http://www.stormbear.com/



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SECTION 5



GREEN
ROOF
LINKS




The International Green Roof Association,IGRA
http://www.igra-world.com/

CHARITY GUIDE
http://www.charityguide.org/

Earth pledge green roofs initiative
http://www.earthpledge.org/GreenRoof.html/

The Gaia Institute
http://www.GaiaInstituteNY.org/

German Green Roof Association FBB
http://www.fbb.de/

The German Landscape Research, Development Construction Society
http://www.f-l-l.de/english.html/

The Grass roof company uk
http://www.grassroofcompany.co.uk/

Green Rainwater Harvesting Resources
http://www.jrsmith.com/rwh,/



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Green Roofs.com
http://www.greenroofs.com/

Green Roofs
http://www.greenroofs.org/

Green Roof Infrastructue Magazine
http://www.greenroofs.net/

Green Roof Plants
http://www.greenroofplants.com/

Green Roof Project ASLA
http://www.asla.org/land/050205/greenroofcentral.html/

GREEN ROOF RESEARCH PROGRAM
http://www.hrt.msu.edu/greenroof/

GREEN ROOF SERVICES
http://www.greenroofservice.com/

G-Sky
http://www.greenrooftops.com/



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Inhabitat
http://www.inhabitat.com/

The International Green Roof Association
http://www.igra-world.com/

International Green Roof Congress
http://www.greenroofworld.com/

Living Roofs
http://www.livingroofs.org/

LID Urban Design Tools
http://www.lid-stormwater.net/greenroofs_home.htm

LOW IMPACT LIVING
http://www.lowimpactliving.com/

Michigan State University Green Roof Research
http://www.hrt.msu.edu/greenroof/

Tree Hugger
http://www.treehugger.com/files/2005/09/green_roofs_a_p.php



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ALTERNATIVE BUILDING

BIONEER

INDIGENOUS PEOPLE

INDUSTRIAL ECOLOGY

INFECTIOUS DISEASES

INTENTIONAL COMMUNITY

LEED

LIVESTOCK

LIVINGWALLS

MICROENTERPRISE

MULTICULTURAL

NATIVE PLANTS

NATURAL POLLINATORS

ORGANIC GARDENING



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PALM

PLANT CARE-INDEX

PONDS

POND-FACTS

SEWAGE TREATMENT

SMALL BUSINESS

SMALL BUSINESS INNOVATION RESEARCH

SMALL FARM TECHNOLOGY

SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL

SOCIAL LIFE SKILLS

SOCIAL SKILLS

SOIL SCIENCE

SUCCULENTS

VEGETABLE CARE

WASTE WATER TREATMENT

WATERBORNE DISEASES

YOUTH AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION


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