Green Roof Technology introduces the ‘Sun-Root’ Living Roof System—Green Roofs embrace Renewable Solar Energy
Bel Air, MD., January 9, 2012 - Green Roof Technology today announced the ‘Sun-Root’ solar-living roof system, the first fully integrated, non-penetrative solar and extensive green roof system in North America. The ‘Sun-Root’ living roof system is the most advanced green roofing technology available on the market. The ‘Sun-Root’ living roof system was unveiled for the first time in North America on November 30, 2011 at CitiesAlive 2011 in Philadelphia, PA.
Green Roof Technology has been at the forefront of green roof innovations for over three decades and remains the leading authority on green roofs in North America. With unsurpassed experience, Jörg Breuning, Principal of Green Roof Service LLC, and his dedicated team of green roof experts are proud to once again push the North American industry to new heights.
“The ‘Sun-Root’ living roof system is a breakthrough in green technology,” said Kat Harrold, Green Roof Technology’s senior green roof designer. “The combination of solar and green roofing technologies produces a harmonious system that benefits each technology equally.”
The ‘Sun-Root’ living green roof system optimizes photovoltaic (PV) element energy production by creating a cooler surrounding micro-climate through evaporation and evapotranspiration. “Heat is the enemy of energy production.” said Jörg Breuning. “Any time atmospheric temperatures on a roof begin to rise PV elements lose their efficiency and can shut down if temperatures rise too high. We sought a way to counteract this negative phenomenon by combining solar modules with an extensive green roof. People have been using green roofs for centuries to keep their roofs cool in the summers and warmer in the winter. It was a no-brainer combination.”
The ‘Sun-Root’ system officially goes on sale January 13, 2012 and is exclusively sold through Green Roof Technology’s website, www.greenrooftechnology.com or by phone at 443-345-1578.
About Green Roof Technology
Green Roof Technology is one of the founding fathers of green roofs in the United States and has been building its portfolio in ecological excellence for over 30 years. We offer a full range of design services to meet all your green roof, green wall, and natural swimming pool/bio-filtration pool needs. Green Roof Technology started as Green Roof Service LLC in 1980, at the beginning of Germany's green roof revolution. In 1999 with the Chicago City Hall green roof project. Since then Green Roof Technology/Green Roof Service, has been providing the US with unparalleled expertise and service in the living structures/systems industry. Green Roof Service officially made the change to Green Roof Technology in 2011 to better communicate our expertise and to provide a name that would encompass our future diversification.
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