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158 eco roof Ideabooks
6 Efficient, Eco-Friendly Projects
"ceiling eco-friendly? It must cost a fortune to heat. I've seen the Tumbleweed home... living roof. Inside, they used low-VOC stain on the cabinets, radiant heat, cork light... firebox by EcoSmart Fire. Rapidly renewable bamboo was used for much of the flooring.... metal roofs where appropriate, energy-efficient windows, Energy Star appliances,..."
Guest Picks: 20 Eco-Friendly Playhouses
Houzz Tour: A Tiny, Happy, Eco-Friendly Home
My Houzz: Visit an Eco-Minded Yoga Haven
A couple with rock ’n’ roll roots transform a Utah high desert ranch into their dream home and retreat
How to Install a Green Roof
"ing a roof with low-maintenance plants has benefits beyond just beauty. Get the details... green roofs were rare, the stuff of fairy tales and Tolkien novels. But with climate... living roofs as a sustainable — and stylish — way to help insulate their homes, reduce... their roofs up to twice as long. David Coulson has expert insight on living roofs... to my roof and mechanical protection it provides,” says Coulson, “as my studio is..."
6 Green-Roof Myths, Busted
Leaky, costly, a pain to maintain ... nope, nope and nope. Get the truth about living roofs and see examples from simple to elaborate
"living roofs and see examples from simple to elaborate... Green roofs, living roofs, vegetated roofs, ecoroofs — whatever you want to call... green roofs are only for ecobuffs, they're high maintenance and they're experimental... green-roof myths and see if they, er, hold any water.... green roof. Anyone got advice about implementing green roofs in Perth, Western Australia... over the roof. So then the roof would not need to be as strong. What is that called..."
8 Ecofriendly Roof Options for Low Budgets and Up
Save resources with a cooling or sustainable roof or add-on that looks great and fits your price range
"sustainable roof or add-on that looks great and fits your price range... a new roof in the near future, and I have a checklist of features for this big-ticket... for a roofing material that is long lasting, energy efficient, environmentally friendly... such a roof exist? I set out to learn all I could about the current options for e... ecofriendly roofs and came away with the five top contenders and three optional add-ons..."
Raise the Roof
"whose roof was too small and tall to focus on, I now (as we've recently moved into... every roof I see. Their shape, materials, design, construction, direction in the... unusual roofs that give the finishing touch to the house on which they rest.... with this roof... Such beautiful detail in the roof's structure. The front roofing and... simple, eco-friendly, unusual and (important in this desert setting:) shading roof..."
Houzz Tour: Butterfly Roofs Top a Sydney Terrace House
"butterfly roofs top both structures, an inverted tribute to the surrounding roof pitches... on this roof works. It looks like the perimeter of the roof is completely flat and... butterfly roof funnels water to the middle. I grew up in a flat-roofed mid-century... type of roof. And I have split the roof cricket into two equal sections to minimize... class Eco-Strip. The facades of these terraces are heritage protected in most areas..."
My Houzz: Colorful and Contemporary in Portland
Roots of Style: Midcentury Modern Design
Midcentury modern still charms with its linear forms and low-sloping roofs. Appreciate it now — such simplicity can be hard to replicate
"low-sloping roofs. Appreciate it now — such simplicity can be hard to replicate... both in eco and cost-still my fav-and I am a baby boomer so nostalgia is a huge issue... More roof problems. Better suited for southern California than many other areas... different roof lines on one house were not enough, and bloating square footage to where... gable roofs comprise the two principal types of homes. Both combine in this California..."
AIASF Marin Home Tour: The Hillside House
"walls and roofs, super insulated doors and windows that are thermally broken by Fleetwood... exposed roof framing, no VOC interior paint by Mythic, FSC Certified cabinet cores... multiple roof forms and planes. The contrast between shade and shadow gives the house... pit, and EcoSmart), the coolness of breezes, the thrill of showering and bathing outdoors..."
Houzz Tour: San Francisco Victorian Renovation with a Modern Twist
Houzz Tour: A Family of 4 Unwinds in 540 Square Feet
An extraordinarily scaled-down home and garden for a couple and their 2 kids fosters sustainability and togetherness
"like the roof as it just looks like a roof in bad need of repair. Kathy, Is there any... off the roof is a green roof which here in Northern CA, Portland and Seattle area are... These roofs are valuable because when we get a lot of rain having a green roof as... Our Eco roof and others in our area of the California Sierras get barrier between... green roof. My first thought was that a boy and girl sharing a room would become..."
Tubular Daylighting Devices Bring In Natural Light
More advanced and less pricey than traditional skylights, TDDs are the most modern way to let the light in
"years, Eco-Structure magazine reports. The skylights are reflective cylinders or... between the roof and ceiling, with a clear plastic dome. The bottoms of the tubes are diffused... in some roof styles. We have a shallow pitch prairie style roof, with ducting/piping... their roof because they fear leaks. If the installation is correct you shouldn't... a safe roof to work on. You have to be careful where you install TDD's. I took..."