Green Roof Standards
BCLNA and BCSLA. June 2009. BC Standard for extensive green roofs. Published by British Columbia Society of Landscape Architects and British Columbia Landscape & Nursery Association.
FLL (Forschungsgesellschaft Landschaftsentwicklung Landschaftsbau e.V.) 2018. FLL Roof Greening Guidelines FLL. Bonn, Germany.
Green Roof Policy and Regulation
City of Vancouver, precursor to the Vancouver green roof policy. On July 25, 2018, City Council voted unanimously for the development of a policy for green roofs and a greener, healthier city.
Denver Green Roof Initiative. On November 7, 2017, the citizens of Denver passed the Denver Green Roof Initiative, which will now pass through various stages of implementation.
Toronto Green Standard Update: On October 27, 2009 City Council adopted the revised Toronto Green Standard. The Standard will come into effect for new planning applications on January 31, 2010.
Case studies of green roof regulations in North America [PDF 130KB]. April 2006. Compiled by Regional Green Roof Working Group
Green Roofs: A Resource Manual for Municipal Policy Makers [PDF 3MB]. G. Lawlor, B.A. Currie, H. Doshi, and I. Wieditz. May 2006. Prepared for CMHC.
Report on the Environmental Benefits and Costs of Green Roof Technology for the City of Toronto [pdf 3MB]. Ryerson University. October 2005. Prepared for City of Toronto and Ontario Centres of Excellence: Earth and Environmental Technologies.
Green Roof Policies: Tools for Encouraging Sustainable Design. [2 MB] Goya Ngan. December 2004.
Regulatory options for promoting green roofs in British Columbia [PDF 40KB]. Green Roof Working Group (Policy and Regulatory Committee). June 2006. Prepared for BCIT Centre for Architectural Ecology – Collaborations in Green Roofs and Living Walls by Bill Bulholzer and Robyn Wark.
Green Roof Backgrounders
Athena Institute. 2007. Applying life cycle costing (LCC) to roofing investments: A guide to using Green Roofs for Healthy Cities Green Save Calculator [PDF 250KB].
Dinsdale, S., B. Pearen, and C. Wilson. 2006. Feasibility study for green roof application on Queen’s University campus. Queen’s Physical Plant Services [PDF 1MB]
Oberlander, C.H., E. Whitelaw and E. Matsuzaki. 2002. Introductory Manual for Greening Roofs for Public Works and Government Services Canada [PDF 700KB].
Peck, S., C. Callaghan, M. E. Kuhn and B. Bass. 1999. Greenbacks from green roofs: Forging a new industry in Canada [PDF 500KB]. A status report prepared for Canada Morgage and Housing Corporation.