Celebrating Toronto’s New Green Roof Law


We talked in a recent blog (Roofing Options For Your Construction Project) about some available green roof options for your steel building construction project.

Now, as of May 27th, 2009, the City of Toronto has passed a new green roof by-law with overwhelming support.

“Toronto’s by-law provides a new opportunity to strengthen the emerging practice of integrated green building design,” said, Steven W. Peck, President of Green Roofs for Healthy Cities.

That’s great news for the climate, for the economy, and for sustainable community development!

In short, the new green roof law consists of:

  • A green roof construction standard
  • A mandatory requirement for green roofs on all classes of new buildings

You can read up on the complete green roof law requirements at the City of Toronto website. While you’re there, check out the accompanying Eco-Roof Incentive Program that’s available for green & cool roofs on certain Toronto commercial, industrial, and institutional buildings.


1 Response to “Celebrating Toronto’s New Green Roof Law”

  1. 1 The home remodeling July 31, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    This is really amazing and it will improve our environment a great deal. There was a program on National Geographic discussing the benefit of green roof and how some residential homes not only benefit by lowering their utility bills but can also grow vegetation to supplement their daily diet.

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