What Green Roof Incentives and Policies are International Cities Using?

BREEAM is a sustainability rating tool used across the United Kingdom. Vegetative roofs may be used to obtain marks in relation to increased ecology as well as improved surface water run-off. Garden roofs have been used in London since 1998 when an intensive garden roof was constructed on top of a high-rise building to be utilised by a restaurant. Only in 2008 did the first green roofs appear on retrofitted buildings. During this year the first Living Roofs and Walls Technical Report was published to showcase the benefits for and barriers against green roofs specific to London. This report assisted in the formulation of the first green roof technology policy. The concept of “living roofs” was included in a few sections of the London Plan: Spatial Development Strategy for the Greater London. All major developments are expected to utilise green roofs as a climate change miti...

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