“Holy Grail” of green roofs: Architect William McDonough

  Architect William McDonough speaks about finding his “Holy Grail” of green roofs for the Ford Truck Plant. “Something we had been searching for…relentlessly.”     The XF301 Sedum Light system… read more →

Canada leads in LEED!

For the second year in a row, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) named Canada as the number-one country in its annual ranking of the top 10 nations with Leadership… read more →

Designing a Green Roof for Low Maintenance

With the arrival of the spring and summer months comes the mission of maintaining our landscapes.  That includes those that top our buildings – green roofs. Throughout North America, there… read more →

Intensive research continues on vegetated roof mats

Canada is leading the way creating the “first systematic Pass/Fail technical standard for VRAs in the world,” says wind expert Dr. Bas Baskaran, Ph.D, P.Eng, of the NRC. Test results… read more →

Designing extensive and semi-extensive vegetated roofs for long-term performance

By Kees Govers, B.Sc.(Agr), GRP, and Sasha Aguilera, B.Arch, GRP Vegetated roofs are relatively new in Canada, with construction guidelines primarily brought over from Germany. Partially because of the climatic… read more →

Facts about Ford’s Dearborn Truck Plant green roof, Rouge Facility in Dearborn, Michigan, by Dr. Clayton Rugh.

Facts about Ford’s Truck Plant green roof, Rouge Facility in Dearborn, Michigan, by Dr. Clayton Rugh. Selection of the thin-profile Xeroflor green roof system was made after years of technical… read more →

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