In addition to the many links that appear throughout this issue we have gathered the following recommended resources on green roofs and walls.
Award Winning Green Roof Designs Steven W. Peck. Schiffer Publishing, 2007.
Center for Green Roof Research
Green Roof Plants: A Resource and Planting Guide Edmund C. Snodgrass and Lucie L. Snodgrass, Timber Press.
Check out the research links posted by the Green Roof Industry Resource Portal.
Green Roofs for Healthy Cities’ mission is to increase the awareness of the economic, social, and environmental benefits of green roof infrastructure across North America and rapidly advance the development of the market for green roof products and services. Their web site includes The Green Roofs Tree of Knowledge (TOK), a full-featured database on research and policy related to green roof infrastructure.
Green Roofs for Healthy Cities’ Research Links
The Green Roof Research Program at the Michigan State University
The Green Roof Centre of Excellence Neubrandenburg
Living Architecture Monitor: A quarterly magazine published by Green Roofs for Healthy Cities.
U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design
Penn State University Horticulture Department
North Carolina State University’s BAE Green Roof Research
Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Green Roof Environmental Evaluation Network
William McDonough & Partners
Sustainable Design Web Resources
Green Building Products by McGraw-Hill Sweets
Getter, K.L. and D.B. Rowe. 2008. Selecting plants for extensive green roofs in the U.S. Extension Bulletin E-3047, Michigan State University.
Green Roof Environmental Evaluation Network (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville)
Green Roofs as Urban Ecosystems: Ecological Structures, Functions, and Services
World Green Roof Infrastructure Network
Dunnet, Nigel. Planting Green Roofs and Living Walls. Nigel Dunnet and Noel Kinsbury. Cambridge, UK: Timber Press, 2004.
Osmundson, Theodore. Roof Gardens: History, Design and Construction. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1999.
Earth Pledge. Green Roofs: Ecological Design and Construction. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., 2005.