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Cob Living Roofs (Zer-Flor)Doug Patterson doug at ebuild.com
Mon Aug 4 07:22:42 PDT 1997
At 4:46 PM 8/1/97 -0700, EREC - Duncan, Cameron wrote: >(Please pardon the cross-posting) >Hello all, > I've been conversing with a gentleman in southern Indiana who has >been asking for information on a living roof assembly about which he's >read marketing material. > A Frankfurt, Germany or Netherlands organization had an arrangement >with Virginia Polytechnic to grow some of their living roof/sound >abatement systems to see what planting combinations would work best for >various North American climates. Reportedly, the European company/group >offered three living roof systems commonly employed in Europe for sound >attenuation near airports, highways, etc. > (1) Zer-Flor moss-sedum -- the lowest growing mix > (2) Zer-Flor moss-herbal roof -- slightly taller mix > (3) Zer-Flor grass-herbal roof -- tallest mix >The assembly system of earth, drainage mediums, etc. was well thought-out >and possibly part of the package. > Of the two telephone numbers (no addresses) available, neither was a >working number. He snooped around the Virginia Tech. architecture >department, he says, without success--didn't try the horticultural >department. > Has anyone any information I could use to find out more about this? >Other living roof approaches? Any architectural or horticultural groups I >may contact that might know? (I checked the straw bale archives already) > >Thank you. > >Cameron Duncan Cameron, Xeroflor or Ecomat was in existence a few years back but I have tried to contact them over the past few weeks and have not had any response. If you are looking for information on living roofs I would suggest you contact Soprema in Wadsworth, OH. They are manufacturing a product called Sopranature which has been used in Europe for many years. Their website is at www.soprema.com or phone is 330/334-0066 Doug Patterson EBN
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