Green Roofs in Nanaimo: A growing alternative
Green Roof Research Project
“Green roofs have an immense potential for offsetting carbon emissions originating from building operations, but this information is currently unavailable. To meet the need for carbon sequestration research that will help local governments make informed decisions, a group of champions has come together in Nanaimo,” reports Gary Noble, a planner with the City.
“A critical success factor is the commitment of Greg Constable, a builder of shopping malls and other commercial endeavours on Vancouver Island. He walks the talk; he has built a green roof on his own LEED Gold office building. Greg Constable’s green roof will serve as a demonstration project for a research team led by Dr. David Gaumont-Guay of Vancouver Island University,” adds Rob Lawrance, the City’s Environment Planner.
To learn more about this exciting project and view a time-lapse video as it was built, click on Green Roofs in Nanaimo: A growing alternative.
Going for Gold
Also, to read an article published by Business Vancouver Island, click on Island Westcoast Development's new home is taking the LEED, and going for gold.
Posted November 2009