Green Roofs Grow Globally
February 23, 2016
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, email@example.com.
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