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    Friday, April 22, 2016

    Green Roofs – It’s The Law In France

    France Declares All New Rooftops Must Be Topped With Plants Or Solar Panels

    April 8, 2016 (CS Globe)

    “A new law recently passed in France mandates that all new buildings that are built in commercial zones in France must be partially covered in either plants or solar panels…[Green roofs help] reduce the amount of energy needed to heat a building during the winter or cool it in the summer…They are capable of retaining rainwater and reducing problems with runoff, and also offer birds a place to call home in the urban jungle…French environmental activists originally wanted to pass a law that would make the green roofs cover the entire surface of all new roofs…[P]artially covered roofs make for a great start…[and] gives the business owners a chance to install solar panels to help provide the buildings with renewable energy…” click here for more

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