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ASTM International creates standard for vegetative roofs

ASTM International's Committee D08 on Roofing and Waterproofing has created a standard to help professionals design and install membranes for sustainable vegetative roof systems.

ASTM Standard D8014, "Guide for Selection of Membranes Used in Vegetative Roofing Systems," provides options for reviewing membrane installations before and after vegetative components are put in place with particular attention given to ensuring the roofs have good water management systems. Designers and building owners will find the guide most helpful.

"This guide will help identify the various conditions a designer should be aware of as well as when choosing a roof membrane for a vegetative system," says ASTM International member Joe Schwetz, vice president of technical service at Sika® Sarnafil.