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Green Roofs Grow Globally


By Greg Zimmerman Green

Did you know that a total of 444 green roofs exist in the City of Toronto? From February 1, 2010 to​ March 1, 2015, 260 green roofs ​were created in Toronto, ​adding 196,000 square meters of green roof area. ​

​And​, a new law recently passed in France reportedly mandates that all new buildings built in commercial zones in France must be partially covered in either plants or solar panels. French environmental activists originally wanted to pass a law that would make the green roofs cover the entire surface of all new roofs, but some say the law that was passed is actually better. ​

To learn about green roofs in the U.S., including financial benefits as well as design, installation and maintenance tips, see "Green Roofs LEED to Multiple Benefits"  and related articles from Building Operating Management

This Quick Read was submitted by Greg Zimmerman, Executive Editor of Building Operating Management magazine, greg.zimmerman@tradepress.com.

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