Sustainability and LEED Credits for Roofing, Waterproofing, and 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® is a hot-applied rubberized asphalt that can be formulated with a minimum 40% 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

  • November 26, 2019
    Palo Alto, CA. (November 26, 2019) There are many reasons to incorporate a green or living roof into a design, including energy conservation, water management, and financial benefits. For one project in Palo Alto, California, the benefits of having...
  • November 14, 2019
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 14, 2019) The Kennedy Center’s first expansion since its opening in 1971, the REACH is the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ historic, $250 million expansion project. A living memorial for President John F...
  • May 2, 2019
    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (May 2, 2019) Very near Lake Michigan in Chicago, Northwestern Medical Center faced several challenges in bringing a new campus building to life. Designed by Perkins+Will, the project involves a phased construction where a 14-story...
  • January 25, 2019
    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (January 25, 2019) The Ace Hotel is located in Chicago’s Fulton Market Historic District. It features 159 guestrooms and amenities including rooftop event spaces with stunning views of the city. The complex features several...
  • October 18, 2018
    American Hydrotech, a recognized leader in the vegetative roofing market, today announced the availability of the Fourth Edition of the company’s widely acclaimed Garden Roof® Planning Guide. For the last five years, updated print, online and app...
  • August 28, 2018
    Over the last two decades, the roofing industry has undergone some major changes, one of which is a growing recognition of the value of roof space other than keeping occupants warm and dry. Two veteran roofing professionals share their thoughts on...