Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Spring 2009 - (Page 5)

NEW GREEN ROOF INCENTIVE FOR TORONTO BETWEEN AND GREEN AND COOL ROOF PROJECT FUNDING FOR ELIGIBLE INDUSTRIAL COMMERCIAL AND INSTITUTIONAL BUILDINGS I n December 2008, Toronto City Council approved a new incentive program for green and cool roofs on existing industrial, commercial and institutional (ICI) buildings. Developed by the Toronto Environment Office, the program was launched in March 2009 and is offering CDN $50 per square metre of green roof (up to $100,000), CDN $2 per square metre for reflective coating applications over an existing roof (up to $50,000) and CDN $5 per square metre for new cool roof membrane installations (up to $50,000). The incentive is available to existing ICI buildings located in the City of Toronto,with priority given to applications in a designated “employment area." “The Eco-Roof program will help our building stock adapt to a changing climate, while stimulating green jobs in the local economy,” says Lawson Oates, director, Toronto Environment Office. “Our goal, as an international leader, is to promote and support sustainable development.” The Eco-Roof Program is an important part of Toronto's Climate Change Adaptation Strategy and builds on the Green Roof Strategy and the Toronto Green Standard. Eco-roofs will help to reduce the urban heat island, manage stormwater, improve air quality, enhance biodiversity and make ICI buildings more resilient to the effects of climate change. The City of Toronto is poised to pass a by-law that establishes a green roof construction standard and requires green roofs on new commercial and multi-unit residential buildings. D LEARN MORE ON THE BOOKSHELF GREEN ROOFS IN SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPE DESIGN BY STEVEN L CANTOR ASLA WW NORTON & CO From New York City-based landscape architect Steven Cantor comes another luscious green roof book whose irresistible content ensures it will spend less time on coffee tables than in the hands of architects, landscape architects, building owners and, even, clients. With foreword by GRHC founder and president, Steven Peck, the book is as useful for green roof experts as it is for newbies with chapters on benefits, the design process, plant materials and irrigation. Best parts are the case studies and trends such as the increased interest in green roofs from individual homeowners. — C.N. City of Toronto Eco-Roof Incentive Program (eligibility criteria, application form etc.) FOR GREEN ROOF PLANTS, YOU CAN COUNT ON OUR… EXPERIENCE WITH PROJECTS FROM EAST COAST TO WEST, TORONTO TO TEXAS, AND OVERSEAS. KNOWLEDGE WE’VE TESTED 100’S OF PLANT SPECIES — IN REAL-WORLD CONDITIONS SERVICE INSTALLERS KNOW WE DELIVER PLANTS THAT THRIVE, ON SITE AND ON TIME OVER 300 SUCCESSFUL PROJECTS 49 ACRES… AND COUNTING EMORY KNOLL FARMS, LET OUR EXPERIENCE WORK FOR YOU! Visit us at: or call us at 410 452 5880

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Spring 2009

Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Spring 2009
From the Founder
Opportunity Knocks
New Green Roof Incentive for Toronto
The Role of Structural Engineer
On the Roof With...
Roots of Learning
Urban Farming
Pushing the Envelope on Community-Scale Research
Raising a Green Roof for Eco-Literacy
Soft-Benefit Valuation
What's New for Atlanta
GHRC Professional Development Calendar
Accreditation Milestone
Welcome New Corporate Members
Moving On

Green Roofs - Living Architecture Monitor - Spring 2009