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Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, 2011/07/27 - is an Ultra Lightweight Growing Media for Green Roofs. 100% Recyclable, Wind Resistant with High Porosity and Permeability - CitySoil.ca.
New Growing Media for Green Roofs and Urban Agriculture now in the market.
CitySoil™ is an Ultra Lightweight Growing Media for Green Roofs. 100% Recyclable, Wind Resistant with High Porosity and Permeability. Green roof systems based on CitySoil™ is an excellent way to earn LEED points and to realize substantial Cost Savings.
CitySoil™ was born as a result of years of research by leading soil scientists and green roof professionals in collaboration with universities, research institutes and partner companies. The majority of CitySoil™ is inorganic component - extremely light weight, but wind resistant, that will not degrade or decompose over time with high porosity and permeability. It can be created locally considering specific climate features of different regions.
This unique technology is patented by the company.
The popularity of green roofs is on the rise. However, the weight of soil and moisture in green roof profiles can often add to the structural costs of buildings.
Right now, there are a lot of different engineered green roof soils, most of them are pretty heavy, with dry bulk density from 0.55 g/cm3 and saturated bulk density from 1.05 g/cm3, also there are some ultra lightweight but not wind resistant. CitySoil™ is a is the desirable middle between two extremes, much more lightweight than majority of green roof soils on the market but still absolutely wind resistant, with dry bulk density starts from 0.37 g/cm3 and saturated bulk density from 0.99 g/cm3.
It means, that for example using CitySoil™ instead of other lightweight media on a 10000 sq ft, 6 inch depth green roof. The roof will be lighter up to 17 tonnes!!! That brings substantial cost savings to any project.
Kwantlen University became interested in innovative approach on the green roof market and decided to start a comprehensive study of CitySoil™. The University installed a green roof system based on innovative green roof soil – CitySoil™ on one of their test roofs to study it in detail
Kwantlen University decided to test the new approach on the green roof market – CitySoil™ that solves the weight issue better than any other green roof soil.
But Kwantlen University’s interest in CitySoil™ is due not only to the weight factor of CitySoil™, but also because of other CitySoil™ characteristics, like high porosity and permeability, ultimate balance of nutrition, water retention, aeration and drainage and great sustainability. In all of those components CitySoil™ shows its leadership on the green roof market and shows why innovation matters.
Also, green roof systems based on CitySoil™ are an excellent way to earn LEED points. It is 100% recyclable has exceptional characteristics and can be mixed locally. You can earn up to 7 LEED credits only by using CitySoil™.
It is a Perfect Soil Solution for both Extensive and Intensive projects. It is a thriving growing media for all types of vegetation from sod, grass, lawns, shrubs and trees to perennial and annual plants. CitySoil™ can be installed in either shallow trays or by using drain mat over a tar roof membrane.
CitySoil™ is endorsed and recommended by leading soil scientists and already has several successful projects in its portfolio. You can see photos from projects on citysoil.ca