Durham, N.C. and Iselin, N.J. (PRWEB) May 29, 2014
Xero Flor America (XFA) and MetroTop Plaza Associates announced that the Xero Flor Green Roof System has been installed at MetroTop Plaza. Xero Flor America (Durham, N.C.) is the exclusive U.S. distributor for the Xero Flor Green Roof System. Owned and managed by MetroTop Plaza Associates (Iselin, N.J.), MetroTop Plaza is a Class A office complex located in MetroPark (Woodbridge, N.J.). Completed in November 2013, the 750-square-foot Xero Flor green roof was installed on the cantilevered entrance to the atrium that connects the two MetroTop Plaza buildings. The green roof is a value-added, green garden amenity that offers an appealing, landscaped view from the windows of Plaza II, the nine-story office tower in the complex.
“We selected Xero Flor because Xero Flor America assessed the site for our green roof, evaluated all the requirements for a successful, sustainable installation, and gave us a complete and price-competitive project plan,” said Sam Friedman, project executive, MetroTop Plaza Associates.
“The installation was well-planned and expertly supervised by Xero Flor America,” said Jim Komatsu, property manager and building engineer, MetroTop Plaza Associates. “They made it easy.”
According to Friedman, the response of the tenants has been so positive that MetroTop Plaza Associates is planning a second Xero Flor green roof project. It will be an 800-square-foot green roof atop the roof of the atrium itself.
The award-winning Xero Flor Green Roof System is an extensive green roof featuring lightweight, pre-vegetated mats. In Xero Flor mats, the plants are pre-grown in an engineered growing medium on a flexible geosynthetic composite, which is thermally bonded to a non-woven filter fabric reinforced with a layer of non-woven fleece. With the geosynthetic-fleece fabric, the mats can be cut and rolled up like sod for transportation to project sites and then rolled out like sod for fast, easy installation. Delivered with well-developed, thriving plants and extensive vegetative coverage, Xero Flor establishes instant green roofs. For projects in the United States, all system components are 100 percent American-made. Xero Flor America plans every project with careful attention to green roof critical success factors.
About MetroTop Plaza
Located in MetroPark, Woodbridge, N.J., MetroTop Plaza is a Class A office complex with two buildings connected by a three-story, glass-enclosed atrium. MetroTop Plaza II, completed in 2011, is a nine-story, 255,000-square-foot office tower. Plaza I is a 90,000-square-foot, two-story building constructed in 1976 and renovated in 1992. MetroTop Plaza is located just off the Garden State Parkway and within walking distance of the Amtrak- and New Jersey Transit-served MetroPark Train Station. In addition to the adjacent Woodbridge Hilton, other amenities include the glass-enclosed atrium, a multi-level parking deck, an 8,500-square-foot, full-service cafeteria, an 11,000-square-foot fitness center, and a 10,000-square-foot conference and event center for tenants’ use by reservation.
About Xero Flor America (XFA)
Founded in 2002 and headquartered in Durham, N.C., Xero Flor America (XFA) stands at the forefront of the North American green roof industry. XFA is the official and exclusive distributor in the U.S. for the Xero Flor Green Roof System. Grown on local, independent farms for climate-adapted plans, and 100 percent American made, the Xero Flor system utilizes advanced, lightweight, pre-vegetated mat technology. Engineered in Germany and refined over more than four decades of R&D, Xero Flor has been proven successful and sustainable in tens of thousands of flourishing installations covering hundreds of millions of square feet worldwide. In the U.S., it has been installed in 38 states since 2002. For more information, visit http://www.xeroflora.com.