28 Nov '13, 7pm

Guidelines covering all aspects of #greenroof design, designing appropriate media (#engineeredsoil):Roof Meadows

With very few exceptions, building products must comply with accepted industry material standards. These standards allow differentiation among similar products; demonstrate specification compliance, and establish accepted thresholds for safety and quality. Amazingly, until recently, there have been no American green roof standards. In the absence of American standards, responsible providers of green roof materials and systems would typically demonstrate compliance with the German FLL standards, which are little-known in the general design and construction industries. Within the past few years, the ASTM convened a Green Roof Task Force to create green roof standards. Charlie Miller, P.E., President and founder of Roofscapes, Inc., has been a very active member of this Task Force from the beginning. He is the primary author of four of the five standards recently published an...

Full article: http://www.roofmeadow.com/technical-information/guidelines/

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