13th Annual Green Roof Industry Survey Shows Double-digit Growth in 2016

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC), the North American green roof and wall industry association, is pleased to announce that the industry grew by double-digits in 2016 according to its 2016 Annual Green Roof Industry Survey released today. For the first time, GRHC Corporate Members reported that Toronto, Ontario had the most square footage of green roofing installed in 2016, with Chicago, Washington D.C., and Seattle following.

“It’s no small feat that Toronto has been recognized as the leading city for green roof installation in North America,” said Jennifer Keesmaat, Chief Planner for the City of Toronto. “Our Green Roof Bylaw, in effect since 2010, has resulted in a new roof-scape for Toronto, cooling the city, helping to mitigate water run off, while also adding beauty and biodiversity. A whole new industry has been spawned as a result of this initiative: it’s a win win win!” read more >>