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Thank You to All Our Participants

Thank you to everyone who joined us in Vancouver, British Columbia from November 30th to December 3rd, 2010 to make CitiesAlive such a success! This event is now over, but we hope to see you all for CitiesAlive 2011 next November. For more information about CitiesAlive 2011 and for other programs run by Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, please check out our main website at www.greenroofs.org.

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3M ---Booth #305

About 3M

A recognized leader in research and development, 3M produces thousands of innovative products for dozens of diverse markets. 3M’s core strength is applying its more than 40 distinct technology platforms – often in combination – to a wide array of customer needs. With $23 billion in sales, 3M employs 75,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 65 countries. For more information, visit www.3m.com or follow @3MNews on Twitter.

About 3M™ Scotchkote™ Coating Membrane

3M™ Scotchkote™ Coating Membrane thoroughly waterproof and weatherproof a variety of roof substrates, including Metal, EPDM, Concrete and Asphalt-Based/BUR. Elastic, high-build and high-solids, the systems can be applied to new or aged roofs, extending the life of existing materials. The multi-layer systems consist of either moisture-triggered aliphatic polyurethanes or complex blend of acrylic hydrocarbon polymers and reinforcement mats, which work together to produce a seamless membrane and highly effective barrier. The systems are highly UV resistant in both the base and top coat, capable of withstanding years of intense sunlight, thermal cycling and rainfall.


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A & A Melters --- Booth #317

A & A Melters is the originator and a leader in the field of Air Jacketed hot rubber melters. We have been involved with RubberMaster since the beginning, 20 years ago, and took over the line of equipment 4 years ago.

Since then we have made improvements to every model, as well as developing the world's first all electric heated melters. We also now offer diesel heated melters that are interchangeable with our propane units. The unique "air jacketed" design of A&A Melters/RubberMaster melters allow for exceptionally quick heating of material without the many problems associated with typical oil bath kettles and other under-fired systems. RubberMaster is well known throughout the waterproofing industry, and our melters are recommended by most material manufacturers. One of our melters was used in waterproofing the greenroof on the Vancouver Convention Centre!

For more information call us today at 1-888-469-4480 or visit us online at www.aamelters.com


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ADVANCED BUILDING PRODUCTS INC ---Booth #208

Advanced Building Products is a leading manufacturer of masonry thru-wall flashings, mortar deflections, and rain screen systems, in the United States and Canada. In 2008 Advanced made the decision to use their manufacturing and building product expertise to manufacture extruded multi-filament entangled net profiles made from Nylon 6 or  Polypropylene. This new core technology and plant expansion will enable us to enter new market segments including various green roof profiles.

At the 2009 annual conference being held in Atlanta, Advanced will be displaying their new green roof drainage, root reinforcement, and pre-vegetative mat technologies in hopes of forming relationships and alliances with companies within the green roof industry.


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AMERICAN HYDROTECH ---Booth #215, 314

is a recognized leader in the development, production and distribution of premium waterproofing and roofing products. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the company was founded in 1977 after acquiring the United States distribution rights (and later worldwide manufacturing and distribution rights) for Monolithic Membrane 6125®, a hot fluid-applied, rubberized asphalt for waterproofing and roofing applications. MM6125® is thick, seamless, easy to detail and bonds tenaciously to the substrate. The product has been in the marketplace for 40 years, with an unsurpassed performance history. In 1997 American Hydrotech, introduced the United States to the Garden Roof® Assembly, a unique, lightweight assembly for transforming underutilized roofs and plazas into beautiful landscaped and recreational environments. The Garden Roof Assembly has also helped to focus the building industry on the potential of “sustainable” design with respect to the rooftop, along with mitigation of the urban heat island effect, stormwater management and other environmental and owner benefits. Since Hydrotech can provide every component of the Garden Roof Assembly (the roof membrane, insulation, garden roof components, lightweight growing media and even extensive plants), only our Total System Warranty can provide owners with single source responsibility from the deck up.


ARCHITECK SBP INC.  --- Booth #223 / 322

ARCHITEK is a green and sustainable design/build company providing integrated building envelope solutions for Architects, Landscape Architects, Building Owners, General Contractors, Roofing Contractors, Landscape Contractors, Cities and Municipalities and other A/E/C professionals.

We provide:

  • Professional Expertise ranging from Design Vision, Planning and Detailing to Development Permit: Design/Build, Consulting, CAD Detail and Energy Modeling
  • Best-In-Class Products: Green Roofs, Living Walls, Solar, Rainwater Systems and High-Performance Glazing Systems
  • Contractor Support through to project completion: Installation Training, Project Supervision, Project Management and Embedded Maintenance Programs
  • Accredited AIA Education Provider: Lunch & Learns, Seminars & Workshops, Keynote Speakers, research and publications on green and sustainable envelope building
  • Offices in Vancouver, BC and Seattle, WA. 

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Argus Control Systems Ltd. --- Booth # 207

Argus specializes in advanced automated control systems for managing greenhouses and other bio-climates including roof-top greenhouse installations. Designed for superior reliability, performance, and ease of operation, the Argus Titan system features the latest hardware and electronics and uses advanced control intelligence for managing climates, irrigation systems, nutrient injectors, and other custom applications. In addition, the Titan system provides comprehensive safety monitoring and remote management of all controlled processes as well as extensive data recording for performance analysis and general management information.

Argus has a long standing reputation as a leader in greenhouse controls. The Argus team consists of former greenhouse managers, horticulturists, applications engineers, software programmers, and hardware systems specialists. Using our technical expertise and depth of experience we help our customers to get the most from their facilities.
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BARRETT ROOFS--- Booth #100

The Barrett Company brings over 75 years of successful roofing and waterproofing experience to every Greenroof-Roofscape® installation they provide. The most important component of any Greenroof system is the waterproofing membrane. Barrett’s Ram-Tough 250 hot-melt, fluid-applied rubberized asphalt membrane has proven itself, on thousands of vegetated plaza waterproofing applications nationwide for decades. The dozens of Greenroof-Roofscapes® installed over the last few years are further testaments to Ram-Tough’s waterproofing efficacy. Recent projects include Millennium Park, Phases II, III and IV, ABN-AMRO Greenroof, New Soldiers Field Greenroof, all in Chicago as well as 1425 K Street and 2100 Clarendon, both on the GRFHC Washington, D.C. Greenroof tour.

Consultation, design, management, all system components and approved installers are available nationwide.

Barrett, the first name in commercial roofing is working hard to become the first name in Greenroof-Roofscapes®.


BCIT School of Construction and the Environment --- Booth # 101

The BCIT School of Construction and the Environment is a leader in sustainability education and research.Research projects are carried out in order to provide support for our educational and industry objectives, and range from short-term industry-sponsored student projects to multi-year funded grant programs. Faculty are engaged in national and international research projects in collaboration with other institutions and industry partners. Research projects are focused around the following centres, programs and areas of interest:

  • Brownfield Redevelopment
  • Building Science Centre of Excellence
  • Centre for Architectural Ecology – Collaborations in Green Roofs and Living Walls
  • Centre for Energy Systems Applications
  • Centre for Infrastructure Management
  • Civil Engineering
  • Ecological Restoration
  • Environmental Engineering Technology
  • Geographic Information Systems/Geomatics
  • Rivers Institute at BCIT
  • Sustainable Resource Management
  • Sustainable Energy Manager Certificate (SEMAC)

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Bison Deck Supports --- Booth # 422

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Busybee Gardening --- Booth # 417

BusybeeTM Gardening is a Vancouver based landscape property maintenance and professional design company that offers its services to commercial and strata properties. Quality, consistency, and professionalism drive every aspect of Busybee. At Busybee Gardening we value our relationship with our customers and believe communication is key in providing exceptional service. We build out reputation of being reliable, dependable and offering prompt service with flexible scheduling. Our workmanship is guaranteed.

At Busybee we strive to improve all aspects of your lawn and garden, with over 15 years of expertise and experience in the organic sector we give you garden a competitive advantage. Bsuybeee's products and programs are 100% chemical and pesticide free.

Look for our other services that we offer:

  • Busybee Green Roof Maintenance
  • Busybee Irrigation Service
  • Busybee Painting Service
  • Busybee Janitorial Service

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Canada Culvert --- Booth # 200

Canada Culvert is a subsidiary of the Westman Group of Companies (WGI)

The “Westman Group” of companies began as Westman Culvert & Metal Co. Ltd. In 1976, manufacturing riveted galvanized steel culverts in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where it continues to this day. Over the years, other culvert producing facilities have been added to the Westman Group through acquisition. SPIR-L-OK with production in BC and Saskatchewan (Langley, Dawson Creek, Genelle & Saskatoon) joined the group in 1994. In 2004, Steelcor Culverts in Regina was acquired. FSI Culverts with production facilities in BC (Prince George), Alberta (Grande Prairie & Ponoka) and Canada Culvert in Ontario (Orangeville) were acquired in 2005. Integration of all our culvert companies into the new “Canada Culvert” took place in 2007.

There are now six companies under the WGI banner; Canada Culvert, Westman Steel, Behlen Industries, Meridian Manufacturing, Sakundiak Equipment and TS Metals.

In addition to manufacturing Corrugated Steel Pipe and Beaver Stop, Canada Culvert also distributes Geotextiles, Guard Rail, Cable Barrier Systems, HDPE Pipe and Water Control Gates. The newest product addition is The Green Geotextiles® an environmentally friendly fabric made from recycled water bottles.


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Canadian Food Inspection Agency --- Booth # 107

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CARLISLE CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS --- Booth #203 / 205

For nearly half a century, Carlisle SynTec and Carlisle Coatings & Waterproofing have been the trusted providers of the most dependable and longest-lasting commercial roofing and waterproofing systems in the industry. Today, these two companies continue to lead the industry by providing their valued customers with the most innovative products, services and warranties on the market.

Carlisle offers a number of single-ply membrane and rubberized asphalt waterproofing solutions that provide watertight performance under its innovative Roof Garden systems. Carlisle Roof Gardens are cost-effective and easy to install and are available with a variety of vegetative options, including sedum plugs, hydrated sedum clippings and new pre-vegetated Sedum Tiles and Mats. Every Carlisle Roof Garden provides improved storm water management, air and water purification, sound insulation, increased aesthetics and can contribute to decreased heat island effects in major urban areas.

For more information, visit www.carlisleroofgardens.com or www.roofgardenbuilder.com.


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Carl Stahl DecorCable --- Booth # 123

Carl Stahl-DécorCable specializes in stainless steel cable, rod, and mesh systems for building facades, tensile structures, canopies, safety applications, and custom visual displays.

Our FacadeScapeTM Green Wall System is the perfect complement to any Green Roof application or as a stand-alone installation. It is engineered and manufactured from AISI 316 stainless steel to be efficiently installed with little or no on-site waste. It is maintenance-free, possesses an extremely long use cycle and never loses its shape or resiliency. When it is retired from use, it is 100% recyclable.

As a subsidiary of the Carl Stahl Group, we are uniquely able to furnish the resources necessary for a successful project, no matter what its complexity or location. Our ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 compliant operations ensure quick, accurate fabrication and delivery. In addition, we are proud to offer project design assistance including advanced static analysis and form finding. Visit us on the web at www.decorcable.com for more information and project photography.


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CETCO --- Booth # 217

The building materials group features a wide variety of active and passive waterproofing membrane technologies for use in protecting the building envelope above and below grade. Our roofing products include recycled rubber underlayments, fluid applied roofing membranes as well as a complete greenroof system to address your sustainability requirements.

From waterproofing membranes to greenroof soil and plants, CETCO® understands that our customers’ needs differ. Our diverse product offering and inte-grated product approach is designed to accommodate the varied conditions encountered during construction, ensuring your waterproofing, roofing or greenroof system performs properly in the unique conditions of your project.

Whether for new construction or restoration applications, a quality process is just as important as quality products. With more than 60 years of waterproofing experience, CETCO is known for quality, performance and reliability, all backed by the industry- leading Hydroshield Quality Assurance Program.


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City of Philadelphia Horticultural Society (PHS) --- Booth # 105

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CONSERVATION TECHNOLOGY--- Booth #202

Conservation Technology is the North American distributor for Optigreen (Optigrün International AG), world leader in the green roof industry. Optigreen green roof systems comply with demanding European standards and represent the culmination of thirty years of field experience. We maintain an extensive stock of Optigreen protection fabrics, separation fabrics, capillary fabrics, drainage mats, drainage plates, aluminum edging, drain covers, slope-stabilization systems, soil stabilizers, slow-release fertilizers, and paver systems in our Baltimore warehouse. We can also provide design assistance and technical support. Conservation Technology also custom-fabricates green roof waterproofing systems using the latest rubber-membrane technology. By supplying single sheets up to 10,000 square feet, we can eliminate the risks of failures at field seams. We can also custom-fabricate root barrier membranes for use with existing waterproofing that may not be root resistant. Conservation Technology is also a leading supplier of systems to collect rainwater from both bare roofs and green roofs. We can design systems of any size and supply all the required pre-filters, tanks, pumps, controls, post-treatment devices, and backup integration systems.


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Cosella-Dorken.com --- Booth # 218

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CROWN ROOFING AND DRAINAGE COMMERCIAL DIVISION --- Booth #408

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Curv-Rite, Inc. --- Booth # 318

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Deep Root Canada Corp. --- Booth # 323

DeepRoot was founded in 1976 with the introduction of DeepRoot tree root guides, and we have grown into a leading urban landscape products supplier, providing products that help trees survive in an urban environment. Current products include the Silva Cell, tree root guides, water barriers and other Geomembranes, and Arbortie(r) staking and guying material. DeepRoot's Silva Cell Integrated Tree & Stormwater System establishes the environmental utility of forests in our cities by reintegrating green utilities that sustain the healthy functioning of the earth.


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Design Roofing --- Booth # 220

Design Roofing is the premier Vancouver and Lower Mainland commercial roofing contractor, and a 25-year member of the Roofing Contractors Association of British Columbia (RCABC). Our professional approach to commercial, industrial and institutional construction has earned us a reputation of excellence among architects, general contractors, roof consultants and building owners alike.

Design Roofing offers expert installation combining synthetic and organic green roof materials to achieve energy efficient, long lasting commercial roof systems. Our showcase project is Millennium Water, home of the 2010 Olympic Athletes Village.


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DINOFLEX GROUP LP --- Booth #209

Experience one of the most exciting developments in green roofing accessories and sustainable building design. Dinoflex recycled rubber pavers and tiles offer a slip-resistant, water permeable solution for green roof patios and walkways. These interlocking, self-aligning tiles and pavers can be easily installed over new or existing roofing materials providing superior noise reduction and added accessibility to an unused rooftop garden. Diverting passenger tires from landfills, Dinoflex provides qualified LEED solutions that open up a new world of green roof design options.


Eco-Soil Recycling Corp. --- Booth #221

For truly sustainable soils and growing media, look to the industry leader, Eco-Soil. With our experience and commitment to quality we can provide you with the right soil for you landscape, green roof or urban agriculture project

Proven and effective – Green Roof Growing Media has been used on a large number of projects throughout the Pacific Northwest and Alberta. We have our tried and true formulas, but we also blend specifically to order. At your request we are able to provide input on the soil requirements and specifics for each job. Our wealth of background information includes, but is not limited to, in-depth soil analyses and saturated weights that are pertinent to any discussion on Green Roofs. Our combined experience in providing green roof growing media to the major projects, our extensive testing, and our ongoing commitment to quality and product development, makes Eco-Soil the go to source for all your growing needs.


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EXPRESS BLOWER --- Booth #114

Express Blower, Inc. is the world's leading manufacturer and distributor of large pneumatic blowing equipment. It is the only blower equipment built to efficiently and precisely place soils, mulches, compost, and aggregate. Express Blower(tm) owners provide material installation to many industries, including green roofs, landscape, erosion control, and construction. Revolutionizing green roof organic material installation, an EB truck placed a specified rooftop mix 21 stories high.

Some customers view the EB equipment as their opportunity to increase profitability and expand their current business. Other customers are pure entrepreneurs who see the rapid growth in the green roof, landscape, and erosion control industries as an opportunity to capitalize with this unique service.

Whatever your business plan, Express Blower, Inc. has the equipment to fit and the expertise to help bring your plan to life. Express Blower(tm) is the inventor, the innovator, the standard in blower equipment. Call us today at 1-800-285-7227 or visit us online at www.expressblower.com.


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EXPANDED SHALE, CLAY AND SLATE INSTITUTE --- Booth #306

The Expanded shale, Clay & Slate Institute (ESCSI) is the international trade association for manufacturers of rotary kiln produced expanded shale, clay, and slate lightweight aggregate. ESCSI promotes the extensive use of rotary kiln produced lightweight aggregate in the concrete masonry, ready-mix and precast markets. Based on research and development, educational material is disseminated to all phases of the building industry. The association works closely with other technical organizations to maintain product quality, life-safety and professional integrity throughout the construction industry and related building code bodies www.escsi.org.


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FLYNN --- Booth #300

Flynn Canada Ltd. is Canada’s leading building envelope trade contractor. For over three decades, architects, building owners, consultants and general contractors have trusted Flynn to bring their vision to life.

From traditional flat roofs, specialty roofing and green roofing technology to curtain wall systems, custom glazing and exotic architectural metals, Flynn is a leader in the design, fabrication, assembly, installation and service of a complete range of building envelope solutions.

With offices coast to coast, we are committed to delivering uncompromising standards.

To learn more about Flynn Canada and to contact the office location nearest you, please visit www.flynn.ca


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FIRESTONE BUILDING PRODUCTS --- Booth #400

With a century strong tradition of excellent, Firestone offers a single-source, streamlined answer to your sustainable roofing needs.

From manufacturing a plethora of premium membranes - that give PV and vegetative roofs a durable, reliable foundation - to polyiso insulation and reflective membranes, Firestone's products make it easy to be green.

To learn more about the most complete product line in the roofing industry, please visit www.firestonebpco.ca or www.firestonegreen.com.


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Geoproductscorp--- Booth #116

Plastic technology formwork, water management and green products.

Geoproductscorp has added Wall-Y, a high resistance grid panel for green walls, to its collection of green products.

Wall – Y’s special texture created by the irregularly shaped cells is of great aesthetic value, decorating walls even before the vegetation cover has developed.

Geoproductscorp pays great attention to the environment; all products are made of recycled plastic, and the systems are conceived to reduce waste and are non-energy intensive. Geoproductscorp’s approach translates into great care for its customers, and more generally for the well-being of people.

For more information about our products please visit us at www.geoproductscorp.com .


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GREEN ROOF BLOCKS --- Booth #tbc

Green Roof Blocks is proud to introduce our newest green roof innovation; Green Paks. These knitted polyethylene fabric green roof modules take many of the headaches out of transporting soilto the rooftop. Green Paks joins our family of innovative green roof products which includes the Green Roof Edge, the Growth Media Retainer,the Green Roof Drain, and our flagship modular green roof system Green Roof Blocks. Through the funding of the independent scientific research project Green Roof Environmental Evaluation Network, Green Roof Blocks is helping to provide answers to the emerging green roof industry in the areas of soil formulation, plant diversity, and performance evaluation. Through open collaboration we will move this young industry into the mainstream of the construction marketplace. Through innovation we will lead the marketplace to construct the built environment with anew awareness of place, space, and ecological responsibility.


GREEN OVER GREY - Living walls and Design Inc --- Booth #302

Green over Grey™ is a leading design firm that focuses on the creation of spectacular and eye-catching green walls also known as living walls or vertical gardens.

From large installations throughout North America to small boutique projects, the goal at Green over Grey™ is to create living works of art that purify the air we breathe, make life more sustainable and add some green to the grey of our cities.

We pride ourselves on being at the cutting edge of design trends and providing our customers with state of the art installations and services.

Our unique soil free technology makes it possible to transform any vertical surface into a lush and strikingly beautiful garden, either inside or out.

At 3 to 4 lbs per square foot, Green over Grey offers the lightest green wall system available on the market. It also allows us to use hundreds of plants species including shrubs and small trees!

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GREEN ROOFS FOR HEALTHY CITIES --- Booth #104

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities' mission is the development of the green roof industry in North America through research, education, and advocacy. This membership-based organization has over 1700 members, including designers, manufacturers, architects, horticulturalists, planners, and various policy makers. The organization has taken the lead in establishing a process that will provide minimum green roof professional standards through high-level training and ultimate accreditation, as part of the GRHC Green Roof Professional Accreditation Program. In addition, GRHC co-sponsors the Annual Greening Rooftops for Sustainable Communities Conference, Awards, and Trade Show. For more information please visit www.greenroofs.org


GREENROOFS.COM --- Booth #416

Greenroofs.com is the international greenroof industry's resource and online information portal. We inform, promote and inspire through the interchange of ideas, projects, news, events, research, community updates, and marketing opportunities; exclusives include Forums, contributing editor columns, guest features, and JobLinks. Greenroofs.com is the publisher of the global Greenroof Projects Database and The Greenroof Directory.


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GreenGrid and T&L Nursery --- Booth #117

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GREENSCREEN -- Booth #315

greenscreen® is an innovative landscape trellis system that provides endless possibilities for vertical landscape elements, greenwalls, screening, fencing and enclosures. Rigid, lightweight and incredibly strong, greenscreen® can span between freestanding structural members or between floors, wall mount off the building surface, and stack and join to cover larger surfaces. Freestanding and horizontal applications can provide privacy, shading and security with a flowering, evergreen, or deciduous living tapestry. Visit our booth and website to view photos of rooftop installations and large greenwall examples. www.greenscreen.com


GSky Plant Systems Inc. --- Booth #303

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HUNTER INDUSTRIES --- Booth #401

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INTERNATIONAL LEAK DETECTION --- Booth #214

ILD® - International Leak Detection provides non-destructive service technology. Our trained and certified inspectors perform an unparalleled testing method, called EFVM® (Electric Field Vector Mapping) to detect breaches or defects in waterproofing systems.

EFVM® integrity testing is performed on newly installed roofing & waterproofing systems and has proven to be superior to traditional flood testing as it detects all breaches from minute pin holes to open seams quickly and efficiently, with pin point accuracy. As a trouble shooting tool, EFVM® detects leaks in membranes through most any type of overburden with the same consistent precision. ILD® is the trouble shooting authority for green roof systems.


Irrigation Water Technologies America, Inc. --- Booth # 204

Irrigation Water Technologies America, Inc. (IWTA) is a Colorado based Company providing the KISSS Sub Surface Capillary Irrigation System. There are three different irrigation products offered by IWTA to include Below Flow Flat for large turf and green roofs; Below Flow Wrap for sloping turf, bedded areas, and green roofs; and the Ebb and Flow mat for Greenhouse and Nursery applications.

Because KISSS irrigation is a sub-surface system it saves significant water due to reduced evaporation and run-off; improved turf quality because it encourages a deeper, stronger root system; eliminated root intrusion due to the entire system being protected by a geo-textile fabric; and eliminated chemicals on the surface due to sub surface fertigation.

In fact, the KISSS Sub-Surface Irrigation System represents the most game-changing innovation in sports field, corporate campus, green roof, and general irrigation capability to date.


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IRC Group --- Booth # 320

IRC Building Sciences Group Inc. (IRC Group) is celebrating more than twenty-seven (27) years as an unbiased and independent professional consulting firm. IRC Group’s focus is on building performance through the evaluation, specification/design and rehabilitation of commercial, institutional, industrial and multi-residential facilities. Our goal is to provide the expertise, resources and building sciences experience to enable our clients to gain full value from their building investment. We do this by working in concert with our partners and clients to engineer building performance. IRC Group is managed and operated by its senior employees providing our clients with a team approach to the provision of our services. Our team of professional engineers, technologist, technicians and support staff deliver services in a client focused manner.

We are a multidisciplinary Engineering Firm specializing in Roof Consulting, Building Envelope Engineering and Structural Engineering

IRC Group is affiliated with many associations and organizations such as: PEO, CSC, OBEC, RCI Inc., Canadian Society of Civil Engineering, APEGGA, and is licensed to provide engineering services in every province in Canada.

Our staff stay current in their disciplines by attending manufacturer sponsored programs, continuing education programs in their field, as well as many of the association conferences and symposiums held throughout North America.

IRC Group Inc. was awarded a three year accreditation of our ISO Certification during our 2008 independent audit process.

At IRC Group we are committed to helping our clients increase the “Return On Investment” of their Building Portfolio.


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JAKOB -- Booth #206

Jakob, Inc is the worldwide leader in the manufacturing of custom made stainless steel wire ropes, cable nets, rods, fasteners and fittings, all in top quality AISI 316. Our products are sold in 54 countries on all five continents.

Our unprecedented products combine the aesthetic sense of the architect with the structural requests of an engineer. We offer an incredibly broad product range. The fittings and fasteners are swaged or welded to the wire rope or ready for easy self assembly.

The assembled wire ropes, cable nets and rods can be used for various applications, including railings, shelving and sign stanchions, sun tents training systems for green facades, and other structural applications such as canopies and tensioning supports. The applications of our products are limited only by your imagination: if you can think of it, we can make it!

Our products are Swiss quality and comply with ISO and DIN standards (German Industry Standards).Visit us online at www.jakob-usa.com


LIVEROOF LLC-- Booth #407

LiveRoof is the first prevegetated modular green roof system developed by growers and specifically designed to grow plants on a rooftop environment. Its unique features create a seamless, beautiful, instantly green rooftop.


Malarkey Roofing Products --- Booth #201

Malarkey Roofing Products is a Portland, Oregon based company that provides technology driven residential and commercial roofing solutions to contractors, architects and home owners looking for dependable quality in their roofing products. Since 1956, Malarkey Roofing Products has consistently valued innovation and is driven to make products that improve people's lives and balance environmental and economic interests. Malarkey Roofing Products is an award winning manufacturer, receiving the Governor's Award for Sustainability and WSRA's Outstanding Service Award for The ZONE. For more information on Malarkey Roofing Products, please call 800.545.1191 or visit www.malarkeyroofing.com.


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MUBI --- Booth #420

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NATS Nursery --- Booth #403/405

N.A.T.S. is a specialized grower and wholesaler of Pacific Northwest native plants, green roof and living wall plants, hardy ferns and ground covers. For over twenty years, we have supplied high-quality plants for restoration, re-vegetation, stormwater management and contract growing.

We are leaders in the green roof industry, providing the widest range of species to create truly beautiful and successful projects. Customers can choose to install a plant-in-place roof with our plugs, bulbs and cuttings, or take advantage of a fully pre-vegetated modular green roof system with LiveRoof™. LiveRoof™ modules are grown at the nursery and shipped to the job site on patented Hoppits which can be safely and efficiently craned up to the rooftop for a ribbon-cutting ready resultt.

Through partnership with the British Columbia Institute for Technology Centre for Architectural Ecology, site monitoring and continuous on-site green roof testing, we are staying up-to-date with the latest research to have the best possible information for you. Our professional team supplied the plants for the six-acre Vancouver Convention Centre green roof (and includes a LEED A.P. and GRP). We know that every project is unique and our experience team can help to make yours amazing.

To learn more about N.A.T.S., green roofs, or our team, visit us at www.NATSnursery.com.


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NORTHWEST HORTICULTURE, Etera™ Green Roof Division --- Booth #108

Northwest Horticulture, one of North America’s largest growers of young plug and liner plants, is now one of the largest growers of green roof plants through its Etera™ Green Roof Division. Etera™ offers enormous capacity, a wide range of green roof plant varieties, a state-of-the-art, nation-wide distribution network and year-round availability. Our unparalleled horticultural expertise means our customers have access to the highest quality plant material available in the business.

We offer dozens of green roof plant varieties in bulk cuttings, 5 sizes of plugs, and our pre-vegetated Sedum Tile™. We grow year-round in our 39 acres of greenhouse space and during the growing season on over 300 acres in two locations that cover a wide range of climatic conditions. We have over 35 acres in cultivation for sedum cuttings that can be harvested and shipped to your site in peak condition anywhere in North America. We ship plugs and Sedum Tiles™ in our unique pallet shipper that means one-way temperature-controlled delivery of large orders without the hassle of having to return bulky metal carts. Visit us at etera.com

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PERMALOC CORPORATION --- Booth #115

Permaloc Corporation is the world’s leading manufacturer of high-performance landscape edging and restraint systems. For over 25 years, Permaloc has remained at the forefront of the industry by providing unmatched quality, breakthrough products and world-class customer service.Permaloc’s GeoEdge™ is a flexible, multi-height, durable aluminum edge restraint and component system for the green build environment, including landscaped roof systems and permeable pavement applications. GeoEdge has a sturdy L-shaped profile, and can be used for straight and curvilinear applications with no onsite fabrication.The GeoEdge™ product family includes several components and accessories for making your green build job easier. These components include drain boxes and lids, drain rounds and lids, as well as base in and base out corners.


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PLANT CONNECTION/GRO2 --- Booth #109

Plant Connection Inc. is proud to distribute GRO2 GroWallTM and MGV GroRoof™ green roof and green wall products to the North American marketplace.

The GRO2 product line, with its innovative designs and ease of installation, promises to deliver long-term performance on-site. GRO2 clients receive the exceptional level of service and support that has become the bailiwick of the GRO2 name, including manufacturing, design, pre-vegetation services, and complete horticultural consultation. GRO2 has also committed a certain percentage of our sales to the research, development and education of green roof and living wall technology, to further understand the crucial part it will play in the sustainability of our cities in the 21st Century.

We hope that you decide to use GRO2 for your next green roof or living wall project. We continue to work extremely hard on a daily basis to promote the benefits of green roofs and walls to Architects, Engineers, Designers, Landscape Architects, Homeowners, Contractors, and Developers. Should you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  for more information.


PREMIER TECH BIOTECHNOLOGIES --- Booth #414

Premier Tech Biotechnologies markets horticultural products under the brand name MYKE® PRO. Designed for landscape professionals, these products allow them to benefit from the advantages of mycorrhizae: decrease in plant losses and maintenance costs. For landscaping, turf production or establishment, established plant and turf maintenance or hydroseeding, MYKE® PRO products are available in various formulations totally safe for your health and the environment.


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Public Works and Government Services Canada's (PWGSC) --- Booth #219

Public Works and Government Services Canada's (PWGSC) Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME) helps small and medium businesses understand how the federal government does its purchasing. Over the past three years, PWGSC has bought an average of $12.6 billion worth of goods and services annually on behalf of other government departments and agencies.


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ROOFLITE / SKYLAND USA --- Booth #308

rooflite™ is the first and only standardized green roof growing media in North America available for use on all green roof systems being sold under an independent brand name. rooflite™ meets all ASTM standards and the German FLL-Green Roof requirements. Precisely designed and manufactured to meet these stringent standards, rooflite™ provides assurance that your green roof vegetation has the ultimate balance of nutrients, water holding capacity, and drainage characteristics to create and promote a sustainable green roof environment.

rooflite™ is manufactured with strict quality control and contains HydRocks® calcined clay, STA Certified compost, and other natural components to improve and balance media properties. Unique to rooflite™ is ec2c, a proprietary identification granule, that guarantees product authenticity.

All rooflite™ products are available in bulk, super sacks, and one cubic foot bags throughout North America.


ROTEC GmbH & Co. --- Booth # 216

Since its founding in 1990, ROTEC® is regarded as the specialist for the refinement of naturally expanded silicate. our Headquartered in Neuwied / Rhineland-Palatinate; each year more than 180,000 metric tonnes of naturally expanded silicate are extracted, processed and -marketed in the form of high-quality lightweight aggregates and granulates throughout the world. Additionally, product and application innovations are continuously pursued at our in-house research and development centre to continually improve the quality of the granules and to develop new applications and markets for the ecological friendly ROTEC® lightweight aggregates.

Rotec® GmbH & Co. KG are introducing our unique, multi faceted product and application areas into the North American markets. Our mission is to be unsurpassed in helping manufacturing enterprises develop innovative systems and better products through the imaginative application of our environmentally friendly silicate spheres. We view our customers as partners and along with our product provide full technical and formulation support, making our customers more productive, efficient, environmentally friendly and profitable.


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Rushing Engineering Co. --- Booth # 119

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SEMPERGREEN --- Booth #419 / 421 / 423

Sempergreen is the largest worldwide producer of green roofs with over 150 acres in 2008 alone. Our diverse vegetative mats are grown on 100% biodegradable coconut fiber mats, and provide 85% minimum coverage upon installation. Installation is incredibly easy….simply roll out our 25 square feet rolls over the roof substrate and water in well for the first 30 days. Once established it requires very little or no maintenance. Complete installation varies from 15-25 pounds per square foot when saturated.

We have installed roofs from Portland all the way to the eastern shore of the US. Our oldest US roof till this day shows 99.9% coverage with little or no care. We can grow customized roofs as well, but our 14 years of worldwide experience tells us that the mats we grow might truly be the most suitable for your roof top situation.


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SIKA SARNAFIL INC. --- Booth #304

For over 40 years, Sarnafil has been a leading supplier of high quality, high performance thermoplastic roofing and waterproofing membrane systems. The company has developed a world class record for reliability and long term performance with more than 4 billion square feet installed worldwide. The company has 40 years experience in green roof system technologies. Major US projects include Chicago City Hall, the St. Louis Children's Hospital, Ford Motor Company Premier Automotive Group Corporate Headquarters, the Peggy Noteabeart Museum, Oaklyn Public Library Indianapolis, Toledo Public Library, and others. Sarnafil Green Roof Systems can be installed with both extensive and intensive green roof designs on varying deck types including steel, wood, and concrete with varying slopes.


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Snyder Roofing of Oregon LLC --- Booth # 316

Snyder Roofing has taken the lead when it comes to sustainable building in the roofing industry. For decades we have been assisting our clients with reflective roofing and installing vegetated plazas that reduce outdoor air temperatures and the resulting urban heat island effect. Our company has roughly seven acres of vegetated roof coverage installed in Portland, Oregon. Specializing in commercial, industrial, and institutional roofing, waterproofing, air/vapor barriers, and concrete restoration, Snyder Roofing is an approved applicator of all major industry manufacturers. Our technicians are continually receiving training in the latest technological developments in all phases of our areas of expertise. Striving to create the least impact on the environment, the company has recently launched Northwest Solar Solutions, a division specializing in using rooftops to convert sunlight to electricity, without harming the environment. Please visit our websites at www.snyderroofing.com, or www.nwsolarsolutions.com for more information.


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SOPREMA --- Booth #102

SOPREMA manufactures waterproofing and roofing products such as SBS Modified Bitumen Membranes and Polyurethane Coating. SOPREMA products offer various methods of application including self adhered and green roof configuration. For Green Roofs, SOPREMA’S Aquamat Jardin capillary mat was specially designed for green roof irrigation and water retention.

SOPREMA also develops systems for civil engineering and to protect the entire building envelope (foundation, below grade, terrace, wall, balcony and roofing).

In just under 20 years, Soprema has seen tens of millions of square meters of its membranes installed throughout North America and Canada. www.soprema.us and www.soprema.ca

SOUTHERN DRIP IRRIGATION --- Booth #309

With more than 25 years experience in drip irrigation for demanding agricultural applications, Southern Drip Irrigation has been pioneering innovations in drip irrigation for the landscape and green industry over the last decade. No matter what your green projects require, Southern Drip’s comprehensive product line delivers the solutions you need for successful project completion and maintenance. From Techline® CV pressure compensating dripline, to Disc-Kleen® automatic flushing disc filters, you can be assured Southern Drip Irrigation has the best products and knowledge to irrigate your green project.

Visit us at www.southerndrip.com


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Tournesol Siteworks --- Booth #106

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TREMCO --- Booth #301

For over 75 years, Tremco Incorporated has been the leading provider of roofing products; and investigative, maintenance, and information-based roofing and building envelope services. With a network of over 250 highly trained and qualified field advisors, we work directly with facility managers and building owners to solve problems and give them Roofing and Weatherproofing Peace of Mind.

An ISO 9001:2000 certified company, Tremco manufactures a complete line of quality, asbestos-free roofing systems for new facilities, replacement, retrofit or restoration. Among these are one-of-a-kind solutions including Rock-It™, our ENERGY Star certified and California Title 24 compliant white gravel on white adhesive built-up roof; the POWERply MD system with white adhesive; vegetative and photovoltaic roofing solutions; and numerous other cool roof solutions.
Tremco is committed to building upon our past sustainable approaches, creating new mechanisms to improve sustainability and value for our customers.

TRITON INC. --- Booth #321

Triton Materials specializes in the development and distribution of premium roofing and waterproofing products. The company was founded after acquiring the international distribution rights for the WetSuit® System, a versatile water based, cold fluid applied membrane, developed in the 1990's by Neptune Coatings Corporation. The easy to detail WetSuit membrane has a unique instant set, which allows any thickness to be applied in one coat, and bonds tenaciously to a variety of different substrates, allowing monolithic freedom in design throughout the building envelope. For green roof applications, the WetSuit System provides many highly desired properties such as:

  • Seamless
  • Custom thickness
  • VOC free
  • Fully adhered
  • Impermeable
  • 1600% elongation
  • High puncture resistance
  • Sustainability
  • Class A fire
  • Highest Wind uplift available.
  • Light weight is ideal for new or retrofit roofing applications

Along with expert design/build services, and national roof management programs, Triton Materials strives to be a leader by focusing on products that reduce energy cost, limit waste, increase reflectivity and sustainability, and enhance the world around us. It's not just a roof, it's WetSuit.


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TURF DIAGNOSTICS & DESIGN --- Booth #103

Turf Diagnostics & Design is an accredited physical testing laboratory and agronomic consulting company. We test growing media for green roofs and other landscape applications. Our testing services will provide assurance that growing media meet ASTM and FLL guidelines, project specifications, and performance needs. We also have in-house developed procedures for assessment of specialized soil. www.turfdiag.com

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XERO FLOR AMERICA--- Booth #409

Xero Flor green roof systems are developed through our German home company’s 35 years of ongoing research, testing, and thousands of installations worldwide. Xero Flor assemblies utilize textile-based mats pre-cultivated with selected plant mixtures for instant roof greening. Additional benefits unique to Xero Flor include laboratory-certified resistance against wind uplift and combustibility. Xero Flor’s patented green roof technologies include lightweight systems weighing less than 10 lbs per sqft to ballasted applications of 25 lbs/sqft. This flexibility allows optimized green roof design for retrofit or new building installations ranging from small residential add-ons to multi-acre commercial projects, such as the 10.4 acre Xero Flor green roof on the Ford Motor Company Rouge Plant in Dearborn, Michigan. For more information, visit our webpage at xeroflora.com


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XEROFLOR CANADA --- Booth #415

Canada’s Green Roof Company

40 Years Designing & Installing Beautiful Green Roofs

Secure your investment with Xero Flor®, proven green roof technology. With 40 years of expertise, Xero Flor offers the advantage of scientifically tested living roof systems designed to suit your planning needs – whether commercial, residential, industrial or institutional.

Visit us at xeroflor.ca


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ZINCO CANADA --- Booth #222

For over 40 years ZinCo has pioneered the development of a wide range of proven green roof systems designed to succeed in virtually any landscape hardiness zone. ZinCo offers a complete line of green roof solutions permitting the greatest possible expression and flexibility in your design, from flat roofs, to sloped roofs, or parking garages.

Longstanding trademarks engender trust and confidence. With ZinCo's long established and solid reputation for green roof technology, you can rest assured of a perfect solution for all your green roof requirements. Several thousands of green roof owners throughout the world can attest to the success of these superior systems. ZinCo has offices in more than 17 countries throughout Europe, Asia and North America. Over 15 million square feet of our Green Roof systems are installed on an annual basis, world wide.

With a background in Horticulture and Landscape Architecture we approach our projects from an ecological and sustainable design perspective. We design the green roof tailored to the client’s needs and requirements. Our objective is to create Green Roofs that are solid long term investments with tangible returns in enjoyment and increased property value for many years to come.


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