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Green Business Bureau (GBB) has partnered with Ginkgo Sustainability to offer GBB members living wall and living roof solutions and services. The partnership is driven by our joint mission to connect the living and built environments through the installation of living roofs and the installation and manufacturing of living walls.

Ginkgo offers custom solutions and support on the design, installation and maintenance of green roofs and living walls to help companies achieve their green building goals. To date they’ve  installed 60 plus acres of green roofs, and provide maintenance services on over 300 current sites. Their clients include building owners, engineers, roofers, landscape architects, property managers, environmental consultants,  and homeowners involved in the design and development of commercial and residential buildings.

“We’re excited to partner with the Green Business Bureau and bring our biophilic services to GBB members. Adding living walls and living roofs is an excellent way to improve employee productivity, regulate building temperature, and increase property value. Earn GBB Ecopoints, earn LEED credits and enhance building aesthetics. “

– Christian Mahlstedt, President of Ginkgo Sustainability

Benefits of Interior and Exterior Living Walls

  • Improve air quality
  • Increase economic activity
  • Provide insulation for the building
  • Lower energy costs of the building
  • Increase connectivity to natural environment
  • Improve physical and mental health of residence
  • Reduce urban heat island and noise pollution

Benefits of Living Roofs

  • Increase lifespan of roof membrane
  • Provide insulation and reduce cooling loads
  • Reduce stormwater run-off
  • Create amenity space for employees or building visitors
  • Fulfill municipal by-law requirements

“We’re excited to add Ginkgo’s ’s living wall and living roof solutions to our library of green initiatives in our EcoPlanner. GBB members can reduce stormwater runoff, improve air quality, and lower cooling costs as a result of improved insulation and get credit for it in their EcoAssessment and GBB certification.”

– Tom Permatteo, Founder & CEO of Green Business Bureau

Service Descriptions

Ginkgo green roofing services include an in-depth knowledge of:

  • Extensive Green Roof Systems
  • Intensive Green Roof Systems
  • Modular Vegetated Assemblies
  • Built-up (loose laid) Vegetated Assemblies
  • Protected and Conventional Roofing Assemblies (PMRA/CRA)

Ginkgo green wall services include an in-depth knowledge of:

  • Exterior Vegetated Wall Assemblies
  • Interior Vegetated Wall Assemblies
  • Hydroponic Green Wall Systems
  • Soil-Based Green Wall Systems
  • Green Facade Systems

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