Go to Green Roof Technology > click here
Green Roof Service LLC - the first company in the United States specializing in professional green roof consulting services. The owner Jörg Breuning has over 60 years combined green roof experience which is by far unmatched in the United States. They designed; specified, installed, supervised and monitored more extensive green roof installations in Europe/Germany than there are currently in the entire USA (2009). In 2004 they founded Green Roof Service in Bel Air, MD and live in the area since. Most key players in this new industry were educated and trained by Green Roof Service LLC.
Jörg Breuning – owner of Green Roof Service LLC – started his career in September 1980, Stuttgart, Germany. In 1983 he achieved his green roof professional accreditation as one of the first person in the world. Optima, Dachbegrünungen the world’s leading supplier and manufacture at this time developed and offered the world first green roof professional education and accreditation system with tremendous success for an entire industry all around the world. In 1985 Jörg was studying landscaping and green roof technology earning his national certification and technician degree. Since he was teaching and presenting important aspects of green roofs and developed many ideas that lead to patents which helped to progress an entire industry and green roof education system.
Jorg was part of leading green roof research (i.e. stormwater retentions simulation systems) in Germany but also consulted the United States first green roof research program at Penn State University in State College. He introduced the German FLL guideline (Green Roof Guideline) to the US and systematically helped to make American’s aware of modern green roof technology since 1989. As an independent green roof consultant he provided key information, site supervision and hands on training for more award winning projects than everybody else. To name a few: Chicago City Hall, Chicago, IL, Chicago Green Technology Centre, Chicago, IL, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, Chicago, IL, Oaklyn Branch Library, Evansville, IN, Heinz 57 Center, Corporate Headquarters, Pittsburgh, PA, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA Carnegie Mellon University, MV Celebrity Solstice Cruise Ship.
While the team of Green Roof Service LLC is growing in Bel Air, MD Jorg continues teaching and lecturing at universities, colleges, municipalities, organizations, associations and architects so to speak at Toronto Botanical Garden, New York Botanical Garden, GRHC conferences, Sustainable South Bronx New York, The Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation, Westmoreland Conservation District, Roofscapes Inc. conference, FBB Association, Tecta America Company meeting, Royal Caribbean / Celebrity Cruises, Earth Pledge Foundation, Rotary Club Bel Air, A3C Architects, Lancaster County/City and more.
His knowledge is also incorporated in many brochures, company information, text books and reference books such as Green Roof Handbook RCT (Baltimore, MD), Skyland USA LLC, Cetco Garden Roof Assembly, “Green Roof Plants” by Ed Snodgrass (Street, MD), Furbish Company (Baltimore, MD), German FLL Guideline, FBB Association, selection of papers on “Tree of Knowledge” at Green Roofs for Healthy Cities North America, at ASTM and SPRI standards. While having a strong focus on modern green roof technology Jorg is implementing his knowledge and expertise also in many other environmental technologies – most new for the USA. It is the combination of understatement, leading expertise, German engineering and creativity in utilizing life plants and organisms in modern Green Roof technology, Green Walls, Green Rail Road Tracks (currently test in Baltimore), rain water collecting nature swimming pools (no chlorine), advanced composting techniques, solar, wind combinations with green roofs, recycling opportunities and
Systems - Green techniques and technology standardized in Europe since decades.