Green Roofs

Researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory recently completed an economic analysis of white roofs versus their green and black counterparts. The debate over the relative merits of white versus green roofs is far from over, however.
Feb 5, 2014   Inhabitat
The new west wing of the Vancouver Convention Center(VCC) provides 338,000 square feet of new function spaces as well as an angular six acre green roof, which is the largest non-commercial roof in North America.
Jun 23, 2009   The Architect's Newspaper
A NY-based landscape architect, Thomas Balsley, FASLA, has created a new type of green roof using Austrian pines.
Jun 19, 2009   THE DIRT
White roofs have gained cachet as a solution to the urban heat island effect. But in places where there are more cold days than hot, a white roof that reflects warming sunlight might not make the best sense, according to this piece.
May 20, 2009   Miller-McCune
This piece from <em>National Geographic</em> looks at how green roofs are sweeping across the tops of buildings all over the world.
Apr 21, 2009   National Geographic
Toronto City Council is planning to vote on a measure that would require green roofs on most buildings over 54,000 square feet, which would make it the first North American city to require green roofs. Developers are opposing the move.
Apr 17, 2009   The New York Times
The Governor of New York recently signed off on tax abatements for developers who install green roofs
Sep 3, 2008   The New York Times
<p>The installation of a green roof and solar array on the rooftop of the new WGBH building in Boston is captured on video.</p>
May 27, 2008   The Boston Globe
<p>Green roofs offer an opportunity for outdoor space and gardening for people with little or no yards.</p>
Apr 13, 2008   The Hartford Courant