From the fifth-storey roof of the University of Toronto’s new faculty of architecture building — plunk in the middle of Spadina Cres. — Robert Wright points north to the canopy of green that covers the city’s Annex neighbourhood.
As stormwater management – and growing stormwater fees – becomes an increasing concern for business, organizations may want to consider green roofs as a way of relieving underground stormwater systems, a new study says.
Green roofs are a green infrastructure (GI) option that can be applied to virtually any rooftop given weight load capacity. The benefits of green roofs extend far beyond their obvious aesthetic appeal.