Enviro Systems  donated their waterproof membrane system for use in an innovative green roof design project in Melbourne.

The Growing Up project was initiated in 2009 by the Committee for Melbourne’s Future Focus Group with an aim to transform Melbourne into Australia’s first green roof city. The competition encouraged building owners to transform their bleak and barren rooftops into a living green space.

Supported by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) and the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA), Growing Up provided the design input to benchmark green roof design in Australia.

A key element of green roof design is the waterproof membrane that ultimately protects the building from water ingress for the long term.

Enviro Systems supplied their state-of-the-art HP 1200 spray elastomer waterproof membrane system to the site at 131 Queen St., fully confident that no leaks would occur for at least the next 20 years.

Enviro Systems’ waterproofing membrane is easy to detail, fully trafficable and CSIRO tested compliant to the new above ground waterproofing membrane standard AS 4654.1.2009.

Green roofs deliver several benefits including temperature reduction for the structure and surrounding areas, improved air quality and aesthetics, increased building amenity and space utilisation, reduction of energy costs and improved storm water management. The roof garden also protects the building from UV radiation greatly extending the life of waterproof membranes.

Partners for this iconic project included Sustainability Victoria, Melbourne Water, City of Melbourne, Australia Post, Vic Urban, Multiplex, Melbourne University, Bent Architecture and Polyseal waterproofing.