OLIN’s Susan Weiler Co-authors the Definitive Book on Green Roofs
OLIN‘s Susan Weiler is co-author of Green Roof Systems: A Guide to the Planning, Design, and Construction of Landscapes over Structure, the definitive new book on green roofs. The book offers substantive and technical information on living green roofs, going beyond a mere overview of the green roof movement by providing reliable advice on building ecologically practical, accessible, and useful open spaces over structures. From planning and collaboration to successfully handling the technical aspects of green roof systems, components, and applications, the book explains the environmental, social and economic benefits of turning the underutilized surfaces of roofs into multifunctional systems, and deals with issues surrounding urban design and planning, engineering, architectural and landscape architectural considerations, and stormwater management. OLIN began working on projects responding to the need and opportunity to build landscape over structure in the 1970s. After 30 years, we have successfully invented green roof construction and planting technologies for dozens of projects where landsacpe and architecture have been merged to create usable, comfortable urban space. Susan’s co-author, Katrin Scholz-Barth is currently working to help establish green roofs in the Middle East. Green Roof Systems: A guide to the Planning, Design and Construction of Landscapes over Structure is published by Wiley and available at Amazon.