Green Roofs and Homeowner Protection in B.C.: Balancing Benefits and Risks

Ken Cameron, FCIP
Planning West
March 15, 2008

As provincial and local governments focus their attention on setting and reaching goals for greenhouse has reduction and environmental protection, the role that new development and construction can play is under active scrutiny. Readers of Planning West have received a lot of information recently on planning for sustainability and green building technologies. There has also been considerable attention paid to green roofs, and a number of local governments have been considering mandating this type of roof in new construction of various types. This article is about the need to ensure that other important public objectives, particularly consumer protection for new homebuyers, are given appropriate consideration in these processes.


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