Eco-Roofs has donated 300 of their green roof Eco Trays to West Virginia University. They will be used to create the green roof as part of WVU’s entry in the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2013 Solar Decathlon.WVU is one of 20 teams from around the world that have entered a home in this biennial event. It challenges collegiate teams to design, build and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-efficient, energy-efficient and attractive.
Eco-Roofs’ sales manager Homer Trecartin, Jr., says, “The goals of the Solar Decathlon and Eco-Roofs are closely aligned. We are working for energy efficiency, attractiveness and a greener world.” Eco-Roofs has collaboratively worked with a number of universities on developing green roof projects. The Eco Trays are made of 100% recycled black plastic HDPE material. They are 12 inches wide, 24 inches long and 3.3 inches deep with 150mil walls. The custom-designed drainage and filtration provide a long-lasting beautiful green roof. Besides providing the trays, Eco-Roofs has worked with WVU on the plant selection, care and logistics of the green roof portion of their entry.
The Eco Trays have been planted and are growing at a California nursery to be acclimated and ready for the October 3-13 competition. Is is open to the public at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, California. More information on the Solar Decathlon is available at www.solardecathlon.gov.
Eco-Roofs is a grower and supplier of green roof modules and pre-grown green roof trays. They are a subsidiary of Twixwood Nursery located in southwest Michigan. Backed by over 40 years of growing experience and extensive research and development of green roofs, Eco-Roofs works closely with landscape contractors, roofing contractors and architects in providing exactly the right products appropriate for each application. Eco-Roofs has extensive green roof systems experience with schools, institutions and governmental agencies.