Vancouver, BC, Canada – (May 8, 2019) – As part of our continued efforts to provide the most cost effective green roof solutions while providing the highest performance for our engineered green roof systems, Architek Sustainable Building Products Inc. is pleased to announce the following:
After over 12 years designing, detailing, supplying, installing and maintaining green roof systems we have decided to develop our own portfolio of green roof technology solutions for extensive, intensive and sloped applications as well as build our own Architek Sustainable brand moving forward.
“As a full-service living building systems company, we believe that diversifying our own portfolio of green roof systems provides us with the freedom to pick the best, most cost-effective option, for each project we engage in.” says Ronald Schwenger, Principal and Founder of Architek. “Every green roof project is unique and we need a full tool box of options to choose from to get the job done right and on budget.”
“Every green roof project is unique and we need a full tool box of options to choose from to get the job done right and on budget.”
~ Ronald Schwenger
Principal and Founder of Architek
The new Architek Assured Green Roof Build up systems will deliver the following:
- Optimum storm water retention performance.
- 90% locally sourced materials reducing shipping related carbon footprint.
- Lower cost.
- 10, 15 and 20 years warranty options.
We look forward to working with municipal planners, owners, developers, architects, landscape architects and contractors in developing cost effective, highly-assured solutions for engineered green roofs across Canada.
ARCHITEK ASSURED GREEN ROOFS
Shallow, light weight green roof that usually use sedums or shallow root grasses. The soil or grow media/substrate layer is usually shallower than 150 mm or 6″ and the entire system has a saturated weight of less than 25 lbs. per square foot, average being about 20 lbs. per square foot. Among many benefits this green roof system is a low maintenance roof that requires no irrigation or minimal depending on specific climate.
Architek GR Extensive + Water Retention (PDF)
A cost effective approach for extensive green roof system, it is a light weight build up composed of a drainage board thinner than usual which can reduce the height of flashings and borders; Easiness on installation since drainage board and filter sheet are merged in one single layer. This system is designed for those green roofs that does not requires a significant amount of water retention but still performs in other sustainable aspects for the building. The basic extensive green roof can be installed in both types of roofs, conventional and inverted assemblies.
Architek GR Basic Extensive (PDF)
Sloped green roofs are extremely attractive and highly visible from the ground, however they have unique challenges and need to deal with erosion and shear forces due to gravity. The soil or grow media/substrate layer is usually 100mm to 200mm: 4-6″ and the entire system has a saturated weight of less than 35 lbs. per square ft. – average being about 50 lbs.per square foot.
Architek GR Gentle slope (PDF)
Medium depth, green roofs that usually use more substantial grasses, perennials or smaller shrubs. The soil or grow media/substrate layer is usually 150mm to 300 mm or 6-12″ and the entire system has a saturated weight of less than 40 lbs. per square foot, average being about 30 lbs. per square foot. ln addition to the usual ecological benefits this type ot construction has the added value ot providing additional valuable space tor recreational use.
Architek GR Semi Intensive (PDF)
Please feel free to contact us to discuss this in detail at any time at 604-714-0028
or email us at [email protected].