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With over 8,500,000 square feet of coverage in 10 years, the rooflite experience covers about every type of engineered soil project. Large projects or small, we have compiled a comprehensive project list for download; East to West, North to South.

As experts in green roofs, our in-depth soil knowledge and project management skills have been proven through projects covering a wide breadth of unique conditions and challenges. This involvement gives us the unique ability to lend a support system to our customers across a broad scope of realized experience. Contact us today for more information on how we can help in your next green roof project!

2014 rooflite project list

2014 rooflite project list

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Rooflite – New Product Release – rooflite® intensive ag

rooflite has added another product to the growing portfolio of rooflite® certified green roof media in the Pacific Northwest.

LONGVIEW, WA – April 1, 2014 – As the trend towards urban agriculture has emerged over the last several years; the need for an optimized soil media for rooftop farming becomes a critical component for these systems. With the release of rooflite intensive ag in the Pacific Northwest, this need has been filled.

With over three years of in-depth laboratory and field research, in addition to input from various rooftop farming pioneers such as Ben Flanner of the Brooklyn Grange Farms, the rooflite technical team has developed a product which complies with all the technical requirements of green roof media while at the same time taking into consideration the unique demands and requirements of farming.

“As an industry leader in the green roof media field, our goal has and will continue to be the development of products which meet or exceed the demands and expectations of our clients,” stated Joe DiNorscia, rooflite’s president.

Manufactured through our regional blending facility, Swanson Bark and Wood Products, rooflite intensive ag contains a perfect balance of micro and macro nutrients, as well as the critical water-holding capacities that are a necessity for the production of fresh and healthy fruits, vegetables and herbs in an urban setting.

Representatives from rooflite and Swanson Bark and Wood Products will be exhibiting at the 2014 WA ASLA and WRPA Joint Conference on April 10th and 11th in Seattle’s Magnusson Park. Visit booth #104 for more information on this exciting new product.

For more information on rooflite intensive ag or other rooflite products, please visit www.rooflitesoil.com or email info@rooflitesoil.com.

About rooflite

rooflite®certified green roof media products are installed in millions of square feet of thriving green roofs across the North America every year. With its strategically located blending facilities, nearly all of your green roof projects can be serviced with LEED qualifying credits.

About Swanson Bark and Wood Products

Swanson Bark and Wood Products is a leader in the wood recycling industry. They have been in business since 1928 and have established a reputation built on quality, reliability and creativity.They manufacture a wide variety of products from recycled wood that are sold bulk or bagged through wholesale and retail distribution channels.

They are an active member of the Mulch & Soil Council. The Mulch & Soil Council (MSC) is the national non-profit trade association for all producers of horticultural mulches, consumer potting soils and commercial growing media.

Grow On Us™:www.rooflitesoil.com

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Just a few short weeks to the Vernal Equinox – and spring will be here!  February is coming to a close, and even Punxsatawny Phil agrees it will be an early spring.  We’ve got a lot of exciting green roof projects on deck for this spring, and eagerly anticipate gearing up for a busy season.

But before we move on, lets look back at a few press highlights from over the winter:

Music City Center Green Roof - rooflite

Music City Center Green Roof – rooflite

The cover story in the January issue of Roofing Contractor magazine features the amazing Nashville Music City Center. Article features some of the design challenges of the roofing system, without diving too deep into the vegetated assembly details. Nice press!

Another Nashville Star Is Born roofingcontractor.com

One of the most innovative — and largest — sustainable roofing projects currently under construction is the Music City Center, a massive, 1.2 million-square-foot conference and convention center taking shape in the heart of…

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Caurtel de Ballaja Green Roof - rooflite

Caurtel de Ballaja Green Roof – rooflite

Greenroofs.com profiles the stunning Cuartel de Ballajá green roof retrofit as their “Project of the Week” for the 4th week in January 2013. With projects from California to Connecticut and Seattle to San Juan; its clear that rooflite is North America’s leading green roof growth media!

Project of the Week: Cuartel de Ballajá (Ballajá Infantry Barracks) greenroofs.com

El Cuartel de Ballaja (The Ballaja Infantry Barracks Building) was constructed by the Spanish army between 1854 and 1864. The structure is one of the most impressive constructed by Spain in the New World and it stands as the last example of monumental military architecture by the Spanish Monarchy in the Americas.

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Texas A&M - Southwestern Green Roof Research

Texas A&M – Southwestern Green Roof Research

We supply award winning projects, as well as supporting academic research throughout the country. Check out this piece about the great work from Dr. Dvorak and his team at Texas A&M’s Langford Architecture Center.

Rooftop recharge thebatt.com

Students increasingly hear more and more about “going green” and research endeavors to make humans more environmentally friendly. Texas A&M is an incubator for one such research endeavor that involves what are known as “green roofs”…

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We can’t wait to embark upon another season working with amazing clients and continuing to reach new heights.  The success of any green roof starts with rooflite.  If your green roof project is ready to Grow On Us – than contact us today.

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rooflite is a proud member of the US Green Building Council (USGBC) and is always excited to exhibit at Greenbuild.  Are you a part of the green building industry?  Will you be attending the USGBC’s Greenbuild International Expo 2012 in San Francisco, California?

We look forward to connecting – rooflite will be exhibiting in the Moscone Center, North Hall.  Stop by BOOTH 3240N for all of your green roof answers.  Or stop by to discuss current and future projects during Happy Hour in the Hall – Wednesday 11/14 from 4:30 to 7:00PM

Connect with rooflite at Greenbuild 2012 - Booth 3240N

Let talk Green roofs! Connect with rooflite at Greenbuild 2012 – Booth 3240N

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Skyland USA has Added Another Product to the Growing Portfolio of rooflite® Certified Green Roof Media Products: rooflite® intensive ag

As the trend towards urban agriculture has emerged over the last several years, the need for an optimized soil media for rooftop farming becomes a critical component for these systems. With the release of rooflite® intensive ag, this need has been filled.

With three years of in-depth laboratory and field research, in addition to input from various rooftop farming pioneers such as Ben Flanner of the Brooklyn Grange Farm, the rooflite technical team has developed a product which complies with all the technical requirements of green roof media while at the same time taking into consideration the unique demands and requirements of farming.

As an industry leader in the green roof media field, our goal has and will continue to be the development of products which meet or exceed the demands and expectations of our clients,” stated Joe DiNorscia, Skyland’s president.

rooflite intensive ag contains a perfect balance of micro and macro nutrients, as well as the critical water-holding capacities that are a necessity for the production of fresh and healthy fruits, vegetables and herbs in an urban setting.

rooflite intensive ag will soon be available at all of the 17 rooflite authorized blender network locations within the continental USA as well as Canada.

rooflite® certified green roof media products have been installed in over 700 projects and 5 Million square feet of thriving green roofs across the North America. With its strategically located blending facilities, nearly all of your green roof projects can be serviced with LEED qualifying credits. Our Consistency, Quality and Experience proves, “The success of any green roof system starts with rooflite.”

For more information on rooflite intensive ag or other rooflite products, please visit www.rooflitesoil.com or email info@rooflitesoil.com.

About Skyland USA
Skyland’s rooflite® certified green roof media products have been installed in over 700 projects and 6 Million square feet of thriving green roofs across the North American continent with a track record unmatched.

Grow On Us™: www.rooflitesoil.com.

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From the PR department at rooflite – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

SKYLAND USA, LLC – rooflite® Announces Launch of http://www.techosvegetales.com

Skyland USA is pleased to announce the launch of the new Spanish version or the rooflite® certified growing media website at http://www.techosvegetales.com.

 

Avondale, PA – January 24, 2012Skyland USA LLC has announced the launch of its new Spanish-language website, appealing to the growing number of customers within Latin America as well as other parts of the Spanish speaking world.

The new Spanish-Language site, www.techosvegetales.com, closely mirrors the English-language site providing access to all of the technical documentation and typical product properties in the user’s native language. Keeping the same, easy to use navigation, users can read about sustainability using rooflite in green roof applications and learn about LEED® credits that are available. The new website also offers an online RFQ and RFI contact form.

 “As our customer base continues to grow, we realize that it is critical to be able to disseminate and make available information about our products throughout the Spanish speaking world”, stated Joe DiNorscia, Skyland’s president. “We are very excited about our long term commitments to the growing markets in Latin America.”

In addition to the site’s comprehensive portfolio of rooflite projects, Skyland has also developed a Spanish-Language version of The rooflite® Advantage which has been designed to provide an educational insight to the sustainability of green roofs, our position on sustainability and the advantages of rooflite products in green building practices.

About Skyland USA

Skyland’s rooflite® certified green roof media products have been installed in over 600 projects and 5 Million square feet of thriving green roofs across the North American continent with a track record unmatched. For more information on rooflite® products, please contact info@rooflitesoil.com

Grow On Us™: rooflitesoil.com | techosvegetales.com | rooflite.com.mx

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  Brooklyn Grange Wins 2011 Green Roof Award of Excellence

rooflite® Growing Media Supports Innovator in Rooftop Urban Agriculture

New York City, NY – Green Roofs for Healthy Cities is pleased to announce that Brooklyn Grange is a winner of the 2011 Green Roof and Wall Awards of Excellence.   Jeffrey L. Bruce, Chairman of Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, announced the winners in the lead-up to CitiesAlive: 9th Annual Green Roof and Wall Conference (November 30 to December 3, 2011) in Philadelphia, PA. http://www.citiesalive.org

“Since 2003, the Awards of Excellence have defined the leading edge of innovation for living architecture,” said Mr. Bruce. “The class of 2011 demonstrates the universal acceptance of green roofs and walls as an important green infrastructure tool in North America with dozens of multi-faceted, highly visible projects. With an exceptionally competitive program, this year’s winners should be proud of their accomplishments in challenging the boundaries of the industry.”

Project Description: Brooklyn Grange – New York, NY

A Sky-Level Answer to the Issue of Food Security and Education

Brooklyn Grange is a pioneer in rooftop agriculture. The 40,000 square foot commercial farm is located on the rooftop of a six-story building in the dense urban environment of Queens, New York. “This project bursts the limits of established green roofing” says Peter Philippi rooflite’s Technical Director. The project integrates traditional intensive green roof design with organic agriculture and permaculture principles to create a commercially viable urban farm.  In its first abbreviated growing season the farm raised 13,000 lbs of produce, a number that will be topped in 2011. In its second season (year) of full production, the farm is producing dozens of varieties of vegetables and herbs and is selling the output to local restaurants and direct to the public through farmers markets and CSA (community supported agriculture) shares. This local distribution reduces fossil fuel consumption due to transportation.

Sun sets over the farm at the Brooklyn Grange in Queens New York; as the plants grow quietly in rooflite soil.The green roof uses 8 inches of rooflite® intensive growth media and is designed to use minimal resources. The growth media’s excellent water holding capacity allows for less frequent crop irrigation while biodegradables collected from the local community for Brooklyn Grange’s compost program help maintain fertility.

“The farm has entered into uncharted territory in the urban agriculture movement by achieving a scale never before seen in an urban rooftop farm application” says Anastasia Cole-Plakias, Managing Partner & Co-Founder, Brooklyn Grange. This hybrid green roof / farming project has generated global interest and has proven the feasibility of commercial rooftop farming in the urban environment.

 However, it is not only the food production and the size of this green roof that make it extraordinary. The farm also participates in community outreach programs by providing tours and volunteer opportunities to local residents, schools, community groups and other community members who otherwise would not have an opportunity to experience farming. A chicken coop was recently installed and a small flock of Rhode Island Red hens lay eggs and call the roof their home. Four beehives were also added in 2011, and have successfully produced a batch of spring honey. As Brooklyn Grange continues to evolve, it will further cement itself as a successful link between the green roof and urban agriculture communities.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Steven Peck, President and Founder, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities – speck@greenroofs.org or 416-971-4494 ex.233.

Peter Philippi, VP/Technical Director of Skyland USA, Creators of rooflite® – pphilippi at rooflitesoil.com

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities is presenting CitiesAlive: 9th Annual Green Roof and Wall Conference, in partnership with the City of Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS). This event will feature leading-edge designs, new technical performance research, policy research, professional training and tours from November 30-December 3, 2011. See www.citiesalive.org for agenda details, media passes and registration information.

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC) is a membership-based industry association developing the green (vegetative) roof and wall industry in North America. GRHC’s mission is to increase the awareness of the economic, social and environmental benefits of green roofs and green walls, and other forms of living architecture through education, advocacy, professional development and celebrations of excellence. Visit http://www.greenroofs.org for more information.

Project: Brooklyn Grange, Queens, NY, 40,000 square foot green roof

Award Recipient: Brooklyn Grange (Owner and Manager)

Architect: Bromley Caldari

Soil and Media Supplier: Rooflite

CFO: Bushwick Food Cooperative

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For more photos of the Brooklyn Grange; please visit the rooflitesoil.com Project Gallery.  Congratulations to Ben Flanner and his team on their industry honor!

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