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Explore our list of recommended reading and links for more information on green roofs & living walls.

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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.

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