City Committee Endorses Push To Investigate Ways To Encourage Use Of Green Roof Technologies

Sourced from Global News

The City of London is looking at incentivizing the use of green roof technologies.

At Monday’s planning and environment committee meeting, councillors voted to receive a report that suggests the city look at ways to encourage the use of green roofs and other technologies.

The city says green roofs can reduce the amount of rainfall that ends up in the stormwater management system and mitigate the urban heat island effect, among other benefits.

“All this report is saying is that we’re going to be looking at these green roofs — not only through our upcoming [ReThink London Zoning By-law Amendment] project, but as part of the whole Green City Strategy,” said Gregg Barrett, manager of long range planning and sustainability with the City of London.

“What should the City of London be doing? What should we as Londoners be doing to reduce environmental impacts and reduce our ecological footprint? Green roofs are seen as something that can sort of, one piece of helping us do that.”

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