Thursday, July 16, 2009

Green Roofs-Are They a Fire Hazard?

This is a thoughtful post from Rich Cartlidge's blog: Green Building and Environmental Trends

The Roof is on Fire! Potential Risks of Green Roofs



I don't know how Rich stays up on the most current issues in green construction, but he does. He also mentions Shari Shapiro and Chris Cheatham, to LEED-AP attorneys with excellent green construction blogs of their own. Part of what makes this interesting is the recent requirement in Toronto for green roofing: http://greeninc.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/04/16/toronto-mulls-mandatory-green-roofs/.