Apr 20, 2011

LiveRoof Selects Stormwater360 to Distribute Green Roof System in New Zealand, Australia

Stormwater360 now offers the Hybrid green roof system

LiveRoof LLC, horticultural experts in the green roof industry, announced an agreement with Stormwater360 New Zealand to distribute its LiveRoof Hybrid green roof system in New Zealand and Australia. Aiming to be the most biologically sophisticated green roof solution, the system is installed with full-grown, mature plants already thriving in a healthy, sustainable ecosystem. Stormwater360 offers specialized expertise and a range of storm water technologies and products.

“LiveRoof is superior to other systems being offered in our market. LiveRoof goes up with mature plants in modules that form a green roof as a dense, seamless planted surface. There’s no uncertainty about plant establishment with LiveRoof,” said Greg Yeoman, director, Stormwater360. “With its unsurpassed horticultural expertise and commitment to support, LiveRoof as a company complements our business model of technical marketing to architects and engineers for specification of solutions.”

“Stormwater360 is the ideal distributor for LiveRoof in New Zealand and Australia,” said Amber Poncé, business development manager, LiveRoof LLC. “Their prominence in storm water management, combined with their understanding of the horticultural requirements for sustainable green roofs in their market, makes them the right partner.”

Stormwater360 has expanded into low-impact design (LID) solutions such as biofilters and rain gardens in order to support at-source approaches to treating storm water runoff. Fitting naturally into the LID category, green roofs reduce the volume and velocity of storm water runoff at the source and filter it to improve water quality. Development of a green roof soil mix that is correct for local conditions is an extension of Stormwater360’s current testing and production of engineered soil mixes for its biofiltration product offerings. And Stormwater360 is working in cooperation with Lyndale Nurseries, Australia’s largest commercial propagation nursery, to localize soil mixes and develop plant species adapted for green roofs in various regional environments across Australia and New Zealand.