France is having a pretty great week.
First, the country sought to ban anorexic-looking models, and now it’s announced that each new commercial roof must be partially covered in either plant or solar panels.
In a law approved yesterday, each new commercial building must abide by the tight environmental restrictions. The new law, however, is more limited in scope than environmental activists in France would have liked as they wanted to make green roofs mandatory on all new buildings, not just those in commercial zones.
Still, it’s a step in the right direction, and one in which others should take note.
In 2009, the city adopted a by-law mandating them in industrial and commercial buildings.
So when will the rest of Canada follow?
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