Sustainability and LEED Credits for Roofing, Waterproofing, Garden Roof Assemblies

Construction is no longer just about building and development, it's about being smart.

That entails limiting the impact of the construction process on the very environment that nurtures us. This means building for the long term and catering to global needs and issues.

Hydrotech has developed products, systems and alliances that reflect our commitment to environmental sustainability. Along with producing one of the industry’s best performing membranes, Hydrotech has also introduced some of the industry's most sustainable waterproofing assemblies. For instance, our MM6125®EV (environmental grade formulation) is a hot-applied rubberized asphalt that can be formulated with up to 25% post consumer recycled content.

Monolithic Membrane 6125, the foundation for all our assemblies, helps generate LEED® points on projects around the country each and every day. Hydrotech assemblies feature recycled content in the membrane and reduced lifecycle costs due to project longevity (which also reduces its impact on landfills).  In addition, the Ultimate Assembly® delivers energy savings through reflective pavers, while our Garden Roof® Assembly delivers storm water management capabilities. 

In short, Hydrotech has the solutions that fit long-term sustainability strategies building owners and operators are demanding of the products and assemblies they specify.

 

Recent Press

  • April 3, 2017
    Wind data is a critical issue to consider when building a new structure. An increase in the number of green roofs on buildings has driven a need for new wind design standards to be written for vegetative roofing assemblies. Richard Hayden discusses...
  • October 20, 2016
    (November 15, 2016) Richard Hayden, Hydrotech's Garden Roof Department Manager, will be speaking at the 2016 LED Specifier Summit and High Performance Building Forum. The design community continues to struggles with how to handle ever-increasing...
  • September 24, 2015
    (August 5, 2016) Excerpt from an article in Stormwater Magazine . With their myriad benefits, green roofs are becoming increasingly incorporated into new and existing projects. The International Green Roofs and Walls Project Database lists 1,599...
  • July 16, 2016
    (July 16, 2016) Excerpt from an article in Forester Daily News Green roofs – also known as vegetated or garden roofs – are key green infrastructure elements and are being increasingly recognized for their “valuable ability to absorb, reduce, and...
  • July 1, 2016
    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (July 1, 2016) City Creek Center in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah, is one of the largest mixed-use urban developments built in the last 10 years. It's also one of the most innovative. Completed in 2012, the 23-acre project includes...
  • July 2, 2014
    American Hydrotech Inc. has released a free, interactive digital version of the company's popular Garden Roof® Planning Guide. The app – unveiled last week at the AIA Expo in Chicago – features pinch-to-zoom product photography, video animations, photo galleries showing Garden Roof® Assemblies in real-world applications, and design considerations.

Upcoming Events

  • May 31, 2017 to June 2, 2017

    2017 Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Green Infrastructure Conference

    Cobo Hall – Detroit MI Event Details
  • October 21, 2017 to October 22, 2017

    ASLA 2017 Annual Meeting and EXPO

    Los Angeles CA Event Details
  • November 8, 2017 to November 9, 2017

    USGBC 2017 International Conference and Expo

    Boston Convention & Exhibition Center – Boston MA Event Details