Taipei to begin promoting green rooftops next year

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/11/21
By: Ku Chuan and Elizabeth Hsu

Taipei, Nov. 21 (CNA) Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) will start next year to promote green rooftops 201611210014t0001as part of an effort to realize his stated goal of turning Taipei into a “garden city.”

Ko announced the plan to transform building rooftops into “green gardens” at a press conference held on Monday as he launched a year-end review into the garden city policy.

“The garden city is an new industry,” the mayor said, announcing that starting next year the city will promote the transformation of rooftops into green gardens.

Spending NT$100,000 (US$3,123) to NT$150,000 on a rooftop will not only transform the concrete roof into a garden where residents can do exercise and engage in leisure activities, but also help ensure the building remains cool in the summer months, reducing the use of air conditioners, Ko said.    [FULL  STORY]

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