The most common critique of the 2017 Denver Green Roof Ordinance re-write is that the original intent of the ordinance was diluted. Only at face value does it appear so – those of us involved with the re-write process know otherwise.
Green roofs are an effective approach to managing rainwater runoff from rooftops. As a result, they are growing in use in urban areas where space constraints limit the use of other water management practices.
Here in the U.S., the demand for green roofing solutions is growing for homeowners, business owners, and developers. Many major cities have adopted specific ordinances requiring green roofing on new buildings to assist in the battle against climate change.