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STANDARDS

GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE FOUNDATION
LAUNCHES THE LIVING ARCHITECTURE
PERFORMANCE TOOL TO IMPROVE POLICY
MAKING AND PERFORMANCE
BY ROHAN LILAUWALA, GRP

Over the past five years, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities - and more
recently the Green Infrastructure Foundation - have been working to
establish a set of comprehensive performance criteria and metrics that
apply to green roofs and walls: the Living Architecture Performance
Tool (LAPT). The LAPT is to green roofs and walls what LEED is
to green buildings: it takes a very complex system of technologies,
environments, and performance levels, and makes it understandable.

T

he LAPT is a 110-credit
system that covers the
wide range of potential
performance benefits,
and which ties into and builds
upon existing rating systems
such as LEED and SITES.
The goal of this project is to
improve the performance of
living architecture systems
by ensuring that they meet
minimum standards, and act
as a guide for future policy
making, project design, installation, and maintenance.
The LAPT has the potential
to revolutionize the green roof
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LAPT IS DESIGNED TO PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS
Design, installation, maintenance professionals and building owners/developers can
use it to maximize potential benefits, identify synergies, ensure long-lasting living
architecture projects by strengthening maintenance practices, improve branding and
marketing, and integrate living architecture projects into buildings to prevent value
engineering
Policy makers can adopt the LAPT (in whole or part) to inform regulatory or incentive
programs, outsource compliance when expertise or capacity does not exist in-house,
and ensure living architecture policies are effective by maximizing public benefits
Product manufacturers can develop new products, innovate, or market existing
high-performing products to help maximize benefits and achieve LAPT credits

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