City Council to investigate possibility of Green Roofs
Remember when the Talking Heads had that sweet song "Nothing But Flowers" from their Naked album? Remember albums? There was a line in the idealistic song that went "Once there were parking lots / Now it's a peaceful oasis". If the LA City Council gets it together we might see peaceful oasises on top of parking lots as well as on top of city buildings. The ultimate LA win-win.
L.A. Deputy City Engineer Deborah Weintraub told CBS-2 yesterday that eco-friendly roofs are not only smart, but can effect the weather.
"If you looked at LA a hundred years ago you would have seen a lot more landscaping," said Weintraub. "With all the construction we have now put in the LA basin we have increased the temperature of the basin. By putting green roofs on buildings we would be adding green space that would help to lower the temperature."
Our question to the city is, what is there left to investigate? Green is the way to go, that's a no-brainer, the city even has an inconvenient PDF (as opposed to an HTML) resource guide on how to make a green roof. What we'd like the City Council to do is set a deadline when the majority of city buildings that can support a green roof will enter the 21st century.