Greening the Amenity Deck
Over time urban parks and other open landscaped areas are being lost to development. One solution to mitigate this issue is to reconsider undeveloped areas such as building roofs to create green amenity spaces. Amenity decks can provide some alleviation of lost green space, while affording developers the potential to monetize underutilized spaces in their buildings and provide an advantage over older buildings to attract tenants.
Sustainable Development & Design
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Describe the experiential, environmental, financial and spatial reasons behind the popularity of amenity decks.
Review the preliminary structural, weatherproofing, and functional considerations when designing an amenity deck.
List amenity deck landscaping options and their design considerations.
Compare the function and construction of green roofs, green walls, and blue roofs.
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