Greenbuild 2008

You could say that some vendors were “green” with envy after they saw the rooftop garden and photovoltaic installation photos that were displayed at the Duro-Last booth during the U.S. Green Building Council’s Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, which took place in Boston, November 18-20.

More than 27,000 attendees visited the 700+ exhibitors that filled the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center with a sea of green booths and “sustainability” displays.

According to Drew Ballensky, General Manager at the Duro-Last Sigourney, Iowa Plant, there was a tremendous amount of interest at the Duro-Last booth. Much interest was from rooftop garden manufacturers looking for a waterproofing system to use under their vegetative systems.

“Duro-Last is increasingly becoming the roofing choice under rooftop gardens and solar applications,” he said.

“The high level of interest at the show in vegetative and solar systems drew many people to the DL booth. These visitors were interested in a sustainable membrane system that would complement an investment in environmentally-friendly rooftop garden and PV applications. The Duro-Last roofing system is a great fit in these situations.”

Other booth visitors were attracted because of Duro-Last’s system’s high reflectivity and emissivity levels, which can help building owners save money on cooling costs.

As another successful Greenbuild Expo comes to a close, we look forward to the 2009 event, which will take place November 11-13 in Phoenix, Arizona. Undoubtedly, the interest in green construction and sustainable building practices will continue to grow, and Duro-Last is excited to be a key part of this important trend.