June 1, 2018
GIF launches performance tool pilot
After five years of intensive development, the Green Infrastructure Foundation (GIF) announced the release of the Living Architecture Performance Tool (LAPT) v.1. The LAPT is a rating system and best-practice guide with a goal of certifying that green roofs and walls are planned to achieve measurable and replicable performance benefits. Performance benchmarks will increase the efficacy of living infrastructure and bolster industry-wide credibility, the organization states. Designers, building owners, and maintenance professionals can use the LAPT to optimize the benefits possible from their projects, while policy makers can maximize public benefits and create effective policies for living architecture. Find out more at greeninfrastructure.org/lapt. The Toronto-based foundation is affiliated with Green Roofs for Healthy Cities.