James Greenhouses Joins Green Roof Distributor Network

February 18, 2012 - 11:06

LiveRoof has appointed James Greenhouses, Athens, Ga., as a new licensed regional grower and distributor for the LiveRoof Hybrid Green Roof System.

LiveRoof has appointed James Greenhouses, Athens, Ga., as a new licensed regional grower and distributor for the LiveRoof Hybrid Green Roof System.

“Ken and Leah James are both horticulture graduates from the University of Georgia and maintain close ties to the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences,” said Amber Poncé, business development manager, LiveRoof, LLC. “Their dedication to plant research makes them an innovation leader. Their adoption of lean production technologies makes them an efficient producer.”

“The Georgia Commercial Energy Code recognizes the cooling effect of green roofs. This gives architects and engineers greater flexibility for determining how to best achieve energy efficiency in commercial building projects,” said Dave MacKenzie, horticulturalist and president, LiveRoof, LLC. “Official recognition of the insulation value of green roofs — combined with their proven benefits for stormwater management and extending the service life of waterproof membranes — is increasing the demand for green roofs in Georgia.”

Founded in 1998, James Greenhouses produces high-quality perennial plugs and liners for Southern growers. Located in rural Colbert, Georgia, just outside of Athens, James Greenhouses has 70,000 square feet of production space that produces 300 varieties of perennials and specialty annuals.

LiveRoof, LLC has a network of more than 20 licensed regional growers across the U.S. and Canada. LiveRoof growers apply regional horticulture expertise, knowledge of local plant biology, and understanding of specific microclimates to develop customized plant palettes to meet the particular requirements and aesthetic goals of every green roof project.

Other recent additions to LiveRoof’s network of licensed regional growers include: Pépinière Premier Plant, Saint-Sulpice, Quebec, Canada; Joss Growers, Inc., Georgetown Texas; and Rocky Mountain Green Roofs, Inc., Denver, Colo.

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