Green Roofs are Changing Architecture: Erick Van Egeraat's Drents Museum Is Built Under A Park

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Green Roof in Toronto

credit: Padraic.

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When green roofs first were used, they were done for environmental reasons and were often inaccessible, like this early one on top of the MEC store in Toronto. They were great for birds and bugs and reducing the heat island effect, but didn't do a whole lot for people.