Green up!

San Francisco and Toronto mandate them, most of European countries promote them and even the Vikings knew about them: green roofs. Now Colorado’s capitol, Denver, made up the leeway with a controversial mandate that every new building with a gross floor area of 25,000 square feet or bigger must be built with a roof garden […]

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Will Denver’s Green Roof mandate pose a threat to public schools?

The Denver Green Roof mandate will put more green atop city buildings, but might end up leaving less green in schools. The mandate, which becomes effective January 1, 2018, requires a roof garden or a combination of a green roof and a solar energy collection system on every new building with a gross floor area […]

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