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
Health, Safety and Welfare
Describe the social and health benefits of outdoor amenity spaces in urban environments.
Identify the contributions of amenity decks to reducing heat island effect and controlling and filtering stormwater runoff.
Review the preliminary structural, weatherproofing, maintenance, and functional considerations when designing green roofs and walls.
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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