How Tbilisi City Hall will encourage the development of green roofs is still unknown.
A green roof or living roof is a roof of a building that is partially or completely covered with vegetation and a growing medium, planted over a waterproofing membrane.
According to the Deputy Mayor Irakli Lekvinadze, it is rather expensive idea to develop green roofs in the capital city of Georgia.
As he noted to “Business Contact“, the arrangement of green roofs is not mandatory but an opportunity for the builder investors.
“This is one of the stimulating element. If anyone has a desire, it is possible to develop this direction. It is not mandatory and cheap as well. Thus, this is very expensive and it requires some special type of structural arrangements” – explained Lekvinadze.
At this point in the City Hall it is not specified yet what kind of incentive mechanisms will be offered for the construction companies interested with this idea.
In general, the idea of green roofs development was provided by the city mayor Davit Narmania a month ago.