ASLA Selects Rain Bird for Green Roof Irrigation
Rain Bird recently announced that it has been selected by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) to provide a landscape drip irrigation system using its Xerigation products in the green roof recently constructed on top of the ASLA’s headquarters in downtown Washington, D.C.
A consistent trend in European architecture since the 1950s, green roofs emerged in modern American architectural plans beginning in the late 1990s. A green roof, or “eco-roof,” is a vegetative system that can be placed over new or existing roof structures. It is a layered system generally consisting of a high-quality, waterproof membrane, a root repellant layer, drainage and filter appurtenances, a specialized soil mix and plantings. Benefits of green roofs include not only improved exterior air quality and temperature regulation, but also reduced building heating and cooling costs, sound insulation and storm water retention.
“Rain Bird is honored to be a part of this exciting project with the ASLA and looks forward to helping sustain this green roof with the use of our Xerigation products,” said Rick Wagner, Rain Bird’s Xerigation development manager. “As green roofs become more prevalent for their environmental and economic benefits, the need for consistent, efficient irrigation will become increasingly important. We look forward to being a part of this ecologically valuable movement.”
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