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Natural Balance Home Builders
9 Reviews
Green Roofs
Ideabooks9,712
Questions5
"Green roof" - they have pebbles all along the edges to keep the soil down and out of the gutters.
3. Sustainable Sites (SS)Points available: 25 (minimum of 5 required)Points earned for: Managing the effect of the construction process and landscaping on your piece of land and neighboring environments.Things to keep
is a 5-point minimum requirement for this section, because the sustainability of a home doesn’t stop at the walls. To reduce your ecological footprint, you will need to look at your entire piece of land and even beyond. Your construction team will need to properly control erosion and storm water runoff
Looking outside the same home, we see a green roof blanketed with wildflowers. Not only does this ecofriendly feature conserve energy, but it adds beauty.
“rooftop houses” — Sandra Ormoquez
Natural Balance Home Builders
9 Reviews
Green Roofs
Ideabooks1,103
Questions0
Green roofs, nice stairs, clean lines
green roof with sedum buffalo grass also works
Here is a good example of a straightforward extensive green roof with flowering sedum and other plants
Here is a good example of a straightforward extensive green roof with flowering sedum and other plants. Note the perimeter walkway: green roofs are typically not accessible, meaning one does not walk ON sedum plants. Gravel or other walkways are important for maintenance and accessing the roof to enjoy
“green home award architect” — lola1631
Jeffrey Gordon Smith Landscape Architecture
4 Reviews
Garden Pavilion
Ideabooks886
Questions1
structural requirements. For retrofitted green roofs, you have to be a bit careful. Requirements will depend a lot on what part of the country you live in and what kinds of loads your home was originally designed to sustain (snow, wind, rain etc.).
Newly constructed homes must meet the requirements of the designed loads, so as long as your architect and structural engineer are on the same page about your desires for a green roof, there should be no problem for a new home to meet
Amazing outdoor space with small wooden deck placed with beautiful green space
Green roofs only work if they include "people places", or invite people to come. Otherwise the plant material will be neglected and die or be overgrown with weeds. This one accomplishes just this thing!
“Walkway” — lizski
Lovinger Robertson Landscape Architects
Sustainable Urban Farmstead
Ideabooks2,561
Questions0
Dovetailed construction and perfectly executed coup, garden and greenhouse.
Everything, but especially the craftsmanship in the garden shed\ green house.
Greenhouse construction
Side yard green house
garden space, sustainable garden
Green house addition
Sustainable Urban Farmstead
Green house...Sustainable living...lean to green house
“Chickens. Greenhouse style shed. Raised beds with trellis design.” — jgasele
Matarozzi Pelsinger Builders
4 Reviews
Cow Hollow Historic Home
Ideabooks13,007
Questions6
renovation of historic Cow Hollow home. Existing front facade remained for historical purposes. Scope included framing the entire 3 story structure, constructing large concrete retaining walls, and installing a storefront folding door system at family room that opens onto rear stone patio. Rear yard features
trellises made of construction iron grid
The green wall is my dream!!!
vertical sloppy yard green design with layers
Again, love the living wall. The more green the better!
as here. Alternatively, grow trees in pots along the wall or train climbing plants up it, for a green backdrop to life in the garden. Here, strips of lawn and shallow steps with inset lights create a green carpet leading to this lush feature.Be inspired by these beautiful living walls
“steps for plants” — Helene Linder
DeForest Architects
7 Reviews
Courtyard House
Ideabooks1,158
Questions2
Contractor: Prestige Residential Construction; Interior Design: NB Design Group; Photo: Benjamin Benschneider
What type of plantings did you go for on the green roof?
roof, stained cedar siding, aluminum clad windows, ipe, etc.--but the short answer to 'how do you build well?' is--very carefully, and with a good builder. Deep overhangs, siting, regular maintenance, and careful detailing all contribute to a building that we hope will stand the test of time.
Love combo of green roof and stones
Green roof view from 2nd floor
green roof idea for garden wall roof.
nice window view of green roof
Who wouldn't want to look at vibrant green rather than bland shingles from their window?
Who wouldn't want to look at vibrant green rather than bland shingles from their sunroom
“Lamps and green roof” — happikat13
Moger Mehrhof Architects
6 Reviews
Bragg Hill
Ideabooks1,932
Questions2
outdoor shower. Other team members included Jonathan Alderson of Jonathan Alderson Landscape Architects, Tad Radzinski of Sustainable Solutions and Mark Thompson of MW Builders
If you’d like more detailed information about the construction process, check out Barney’s excellent blog about the home. “My clients tell me that living this way has really improved their quality of life,”
Local fieldstone retaining walls create a welcoming courtyard in the meadow out front. If you’d like more detailed information about the construction process, check out Barney’s excellent blog about the home. “My clients tell me that living this way has really improved their quality of life,”
open outdoor shower.Other team members included Jonathan Alderson of Jonathan Alderson Landscape Architects, Tad Radzinski of Sustainable Solutions and Mark Thompson of MW Builders.More: Rustic Roundup: 5 Barn or Barn-Inspired Homes
“Rock retaining wall” — jstiberc
Shades Of Green Landscape Architecture
3 Reviews
Hilltop Hideaway
Ideabooks3,342
Questions1
grow as a green ground cover that fills in the spaces between the concrete. There are also other permeable paving products based on modular pieces that fit together. Permeable paving can work with any soil type, but existing sandy soil will require less subgrade-drainage-layer construction and less
Permeable paving can work with any soil type, but existing sandy soil will require less subgrade-drainage-layer construction and less labor to install.
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grow as a green ground cover that fills in the spaces between the concrete. There are also other permeable paving products based on modular pieces that fit together. Permeable paving can work with any soil type, but existing sandy soil will require less subgrade-drainage-layer construction and less labor
“cay” — hoanvu
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