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    Keeping Good Company With Your New Green Roof

    February 25th, 2016

    There can be little doubt that the numerous benefits of installing a green roof onto your property are now well documented.

    With countries such as France introducing new legislation stating that all new buildings in commercial zones across the country must now be at least partially covered by either plants or solar panels, the movement towards widespread green roofing installations is becoming irresistible.

    Please Note – Many public sector buildings in UK also have green roofs as a standard inclusion in the design.

    Keeping Good Company

    Along with Governments introducing new legislation, many major companies are taking it on themselves to make the move towards creating an M-Trayenvironmentally friendly building and companies simply do not come much bigger than Facebook who has embraced the idea.

    “Facebook didn’t hold back in its expansion of the company’s Menlo Park, Calif., headquarters.

    The 430,000 square ft.-building, known as MPK 20, can hold up to 2,800 people and is certified by the U.S. Green Building Council, according to sources familiar with the project. It includes a 9-acre green roof — that’s roughly the size of seven football fields — with a half-mile walking loop and over 400 trees.”

    For more on this story, please visit http://time.com/3763880/facebook-campus-grass-roof/

    Installing Your Own Green Roof

    Wallbarn is proud to announce that at Ecobuild 2016, we will officially launch a new, improved design for the M-Tray® modular green roof system.

    With the ease of M-Tray® and the reduced costs of installing, owing to the ease and the speed of installation and the future-proofing of the sub-deck; the costs are considerably lower now than 10 years ago, for example.

    With improved qualities including:

    • 100mm depth
    • Smaller ridges on bottom of trays
    • Addition of more soil/substrate
    • Healthier plants
    • Improved drainage
    • Enhanced security

    There has never been a better time to move your property towards a new eco-friendly age and at Wallbarn, we are ideally positioned to provide you with everything that you need.

    For more on our new M-Tray® system, please click here.

    For more about the new, improved design for the M-TRAY® modular green roof system for 2016 please check out the video below:

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