GREEN ROOFS
     In San Diego’s Arid Climate


“Improving California’s Environment One
           Roof At A Time”
“ We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors,
        we borrow it from our children”
• Living roof
• Vegetated roof
• Eco roof
• Brown roof
(spontaneously seeded)
• An engineered, lightweight roofing system that supports
    plants ( NOT PLANTER BOXES )
•   On top of a man made struct...
Hanging Gardens of Babylon
Egyptians, Romans, and Vikings
Benefits of Green Roof



• Stormwater
• Urban Heat Island
  Effect
• Improves Air
  Quality
• Biodiversity
• Visual Appea...
•   Think “roof top garden”
•   6” or more growth media
•   Virtually any variety of plant
•   Higher cost
•   Higher weig...
•   Think “sod” roof
•   Less than 6” of growth media
•   Less plant variety
•   Less expensive
                (as low as...
TEAM APPROACH

 Client
 Green roof Consultant
 Engineer
 Architect
 Roofer
 Horticulturist
 Landscape Architect
Robert Thiele, AIA, LEED       Ulf Waldmann
           AP                General Manager
        Principal           Missi...
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Part 1.Intro Green Roofs 9.11.09

  1. 1. GREEN ROOFS In San Diego’s Arid Climate “Improving California’s Environment One Roof At A Time”
  2. 2. “ We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children”
  3. 3. • Living roof • Vegetated roof • Eco roof • Brown roof (spontaneously seeded)
  4. 4. • An engineered, lightweight roofing system that supports plants ( NOT PLANTER BOXES ) • On top of a man made structure • Below, at or above grade • Up to 40% slope • Every one is different!
  5. 5. Hanging Gardens of Babylon
  6. 6. Egyptians, Romans, and Vikings
  7. 7. Benefits of Green Roof • Stormwater • Urban Heat Island Effect • Improves Air Quality • Biodiversity • Visual Appeal • Reduces Landfill
  8. 8. • Think “roof top garden” • 6” or more growth media • Virtually any variety of plant • Higher cost • Higher weight • Higher maintenance • Full access
  9. 9. • Think “sod” roof • Less than 6” of growth media • Less plant variety • Less expensive (as low as $8/sq ft) • Light weight • Limited access • Could be modular • Low maintenance
  10. 10. TEAM APPROACH  Client  Green roof Consultant  Engineer  Architect  Roofer  Horticulturist  Landscape Architect
  11. 11. Robert Thiele, AIA, LEED Ulf Waldmann AP General Manager Principal Mission Valley Roofing Robert Thiele Associates Roofing Contractor Architect

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