Resources

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Green Roof Documents:

  • View Reducing Urban Heat Islands
  • View GreenRoofs for Stormwater Runoff Control
  • View Design Guidelines and Maintenance Manual in the Semi-Arid and Arid West
  • View Introduction to the German FLL-Guideline for the Planning, Execution and Upkeep of the Green-Roof Sites

FLL Standards for green roofs: German organization founded in 1975 wrote Guideline for the Planning, Execution and Upkeep for Green-Roof Sites. The English translation was not available until 2004 and with it’s publication North American development of applicable standards began. Download available for purchase.


American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) Standards for Green Roofs

  • E2396-05 | Standard Test Method for Saturated Water permeability of Granular Drainage Media (Falling-Head Method) for Green Roof Systems. Download available for purchase.
  • E2397-05 | Standard Practice for Determination of Dead Loads and Life Loads Associated with Green Roof Systems. Download available for purchase.
  • E2398-05 | Standard Test Method for Water Capture and Media Retention of Geocomposite Drain Layers for Green Roof Systems. Download available for purchase.
  • E2399-05 | Standard Test Method for Maximum Media Density of Dead Load Analysis of Green Roof Systems. Download available for purchase.
  • E2400-06 | Standard Guide for Selection, Installation, and Maintenance of Plants for Green Roof Systems. Download available for purchase.
  • E2788 | Standard Specification for Use of Expanded Shale, Clay or Slate (ESCS) as a Mineral Component in Growing Media and the Drainage Layer for Green Roof Systems. Download available for purchase.
  • WK25385 | New Guide for Green Roof Systems. Download available for purchase. Available soon.

Whole Buildling Design Guide (WBDG): Extensive Vegetative Roofs