Scott speaks about Getting Green Roofs Right

Scott recently took the floor as part of a panel of Green Roof Gurus to explain why all green roofs are not created equal.  Scott used examples from his practice to demonstrate how designing for the specific environment of a site will create higher performing, biodiverse and interesting green roofs. Scott also outlined the strategies that designers can use to promote biodiversity on green roofs.

The Panel was part of the University of Toronto’s John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design’s Winter 2014 Building, Ecology, Science and Technology Lecture Series. Scott was flanked by two other green roof experts:  Joe D’Abramo  of the City of Toronto, and Rick Buist of BioRoof.

All three panelists used examples to explain the major opportunities and benefits of Toronto’s Green Roof Bylaw to both designers and to the city’s population. The panelists did not shy away from pointing out where the bylaw could go even further to promote higher performing green roofs.

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Scott shows an example of a biodiverse green roof.
Scott shows an example of a biodiverse green roof.