rooflite® has record-breaking 2015:
ships growth media to over 350 projects in 25 U.S. states
Landenberg, PA. - (February 9, 2016) – Skyland USA today announced that 2015 was a record-breaking year for rooflite®, its green roof media product line, with media shipped to over 350 projects in 25 U.S. states.
With the strength and expertise of its strategic blender network across the U.S., rooflite continues to see a rising demand for its growth media. "We are excited that 2015 was a landmark year for our rooflite product line in 2015, as our clients look to ensure the success of their designs with our high-quality media," said Joe DiNorscia, President of Skyland USA. "In the past ten years, we’ve supplied rooflite to projects in almost every state in the U.S., and we are always gratified to contribute to innovative and unique construction initiatives across the country."
The biggest increase in demand was centered in Pennsylvania, which had the highest volume of media shipped since the company’s inception. Notable rooflite projects include a number of innovative designs: the new, therapeutic rooftop garden for patients and their families at the Buerger Center for Pediatric Care at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia’s first elevated park at Cira Green in University City, and the Capital Rehabilitation and Improvements Program at the Harrisburg State Capitol, which includes the addition of a green roof using rooflite media.
New demand was seen in Colorado, Texas and California, as these regions embrace green roofs featuring rooflite for various building projects. Block 256, the project name for the new, under-construction Hilcorp Energy Tower in Houston, will feature an intensive green roof as part of a rooftop park on the 23-story building. Walnut Creek, California is home to a spiritual order currently building a sanctuary that will include a green roof over the underground portion of this new, tranquil space.
The New York City Metro area, the DC Metro area, and the greater Chicago area also continue to be important markets for rooflite with steady needs for its growth media. The high demand for rooflite in many different U.S. regions brought 2015 to a record-breaking close, and Skyland USA anticipates another year of growth in 2016.
"It’s looking like 2016 will be another year with increased demand for rooflite across the U.S., and we look forward to working with our clients on the critical job of greening our cities through many worthy and inspired projects," said DiNorscia.
About Skyland USA
Skyland USA produces rooflite®, the highest quality green roof media, and offers a full line of lightweight, soilless growing media products, meticulously engineered for a diverse range of green roof applications. With 22 strategically located blending locations within the Americas, the rooflite network provides unparalleled expertise in job site logistics and order fulfillment, along with vast technical knowledge and experience. Dedicated to exceptional customer service, rooflite provides a variety of packaging and delivery options, cost-effective, just-in-time logistics, and continuous monitoring of your project through completion. Visit rooflitesoil.com for more information on our green roof media products.