LiveRoof Global Brings Aubin Nurseries in Manitoba into its International Network of Licensed Regional Growers
Customers in Winnipeg and Surrounding Areas now have Access to Locally Produced LiveRoof® Brand Hybrid Green Roof Modules
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — September 9, 2015 — LiveRoof Global, LLC, the top horticultural science company in the green roof industry, announced the addition of a new distributor in Manitoba. LiveRoof has appointed Aubin Nurseries of Carman, MB as the new licensed regional grower and distributor for the LiveRoof Hybrid Green Roof System.
“We are pleased to be working with Aubin Nurseries to implement local production in the Prairies,” said Amber Ponce, business development manager of LiveRoof Global, LLC.
“Aubin Nurseries has nearly a century of experience trialing and selecting hardy plants that are adaptable to the challenges of the local climate. This experience will be invaluable for local designers, contractors and owners considering a high performance green roof.”
Aubin Nurseries will use locally sourced engineered growing media and plants to grow custom green roof projects for local building owners.
“When we considered our options for joining the green roof marketplace, LiveRoof seemed like a natural fit,” said Gerry Aubin, president of Aubin Nurseries. “Their organization has deep roots in horticulture. We felt confident in success due to the system’s unique design developed for healthy plant growth and their rich network of local growing experts.”
Green roofs help cities like Winnipeg, Brandon and Selkirk to control untreated stormwater runoff and sewage discharge. These cities have combined sewage overflows, which means that during heavy downpours, untreated stormwater can mix with raw sewage and overflow into local waterways. Vegetated roofs help to absorb and slow down rainfall, which eases the burden on these systems. This means healthier waterways and lower costs of treatment and cleanup.
Aubin Nurseries will work cooperatively with Eagle Lake Professional Landscape Supply of Calgary, AB to provide horticultural and technical support on vegetative roof projects in the province. Eagle Lake has supplied LiveRoof systems in Alberta and Saskatchewan since 2009, and their portfolio of planted roofs includes the University of Alberta’s North Medical Clinic in Edmonton and Shaw Court in Calgary.
“Our families have known each other for generations. We have a great deal of mutual respect for the professionalism and history of each other’s family businesses,” said Eric Heuver, president of Eagle Lake Landscape Supply. “We are excited to see the development of the Manitoban green roof market through our partnership with Aubin Nurseries.”
Vegetative roofs restore nature where it was once lost to buildings, they create beautiful views for humans and habitat for butterflies and other animals. Owners of living roofs in Manitoba can additionally benefit from reductions in energy costs and prolonged life of their roof membranes. Learn more about the benefits of greeen roofs on LiveRoof.com.