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There are a lot of incentives for green roofs in the world today which improve the business case for implementation. Many of those incentives rely on making one-time payments based on the size of the green roof. While these incentives are good, there is an incentive that is much longer lasting and creates broader benefits for more people.

L'absorption d'humidité est un concept familier.  Il est facile de comprendre les mécanismes d'absorption d'humidité dans les isolants en polystyrène.  Malheureusement, certaines allégations de performance d'isolation peuvent être trompeuses lorsqu'elles sont basées sur les résultats d'essais de quelques échantillons de terrain ou d'extrapolations de performances à long terme sur le terrain à p

Moisture absorption is a familiar concept. It is easy to understand moisture absorption mechanisms in polystyrene insulation.

Climate change and stormwater management

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (May 2, 2019) Very near Lake Michigan in Chicago, Northwestern Medical Center faced several challenges in bringing a new campus building to life. Designed by Perkins+Will, the project involves a phased construction where a 14-story base building is presently under construction; a 20-story tower addition is planned for construction in five to 10 years.

American Hydrotech, a recognized leader in the vegetative roofing market, today announced the availability of the Fourth Edition of the company’s widely acclaimed Garden Roof® Planning Guide.

Hydrotech is proud to have been awarded ISO 9001:2015 certification, an internationally recognized standard that ensures products and services meet the needs of clients through an effective quality management system.

American Hydrotech, a recognized leader in the development and distribution of premium waterproofing and roofing assemblies, today announced the availability of their Protected Membrane Roof (PMR) Planning Guide

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (October 11, 2017) American Hydrotech – a market leader in the development and distribution of premium waterproofing and roofing products and assemblies, today announced the introduction of the InstaGreen® GT-4 pre-vegetated tray, an expansion of the InstaGreen® product line within the Garden Roof® portfolio of assemblies. 

Over the last ten years, enormous sums have been invested in the construction of modern university hospital centers and the renovation of existing establishments that have become obsolete. New institutions have a much more environmentally responsible profile by considering environmental impacts, social benefits, and economic sustainability throughout their life cycle.

Wind data is a critical issue to consider when building a new structure. An increase in the number of green roofs on buildings has driven a need for new wind design standards to be written for vegetative roofing assemblies.

Exceptional green roof price at the 2016 Durabilys event. This contest was designed to recognize and promote outstanding projects in 3 categories (residential, commercial/industrial and institutional).

Congratulations to Les Toits Vertige for installing 3 of the winning green roof projects.