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AMERICAN HYDROTECH SELECTED FOR ASLA GREEN ROOF PROJECT

The American Society of Landscape Architects Makes Headway on Green Roof Project

WASHINGTON, DC, March 16, 2006---The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has selected American Hydrotech’s Garden Roof® assembly for its green roof in downtown Washington, DC.

“American Hydrotech’s products will serve as the basis for our green roof system. We chose this assembly because of its stormwater management capabilities as well as its ability to improve the building’s energy efficiency. And, American Hydrotech lends a great deal of technical expertise to their projects and provides an outstanding warranty,” said Nancy Somerville, executive vice president and CEO of ASLA.

“We are very pleased that the American Society of Landscape Architects has chosen the American Hydrotech Garden Roof Assembly for the green roof on their headquarters building,” said Steve Skinner, Garden Roof Project Manager for American Hydrotech. “The project scope combines a beautiful aesthetic vision with a variety of highly functional treatments that demonstrate the many possibilities of a well designed green roof. It was a pleasure being part of the team led by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates that found great practical solutions to the many challenges we faced. The ASLA Green Roof will serve as an inspiration to all who visit and to anyone else considering building a green roof.”

The ASLA green roof will demonstrate the environmental and esthetic value of green roofs; encourage more widespread use of green roofs locally and nationally; and showcase the value landscape architects bring to this type of project. The project is scheduled for official dedication on April 22, 2006.

About ASLA
Founded in 1899, ASLA is the national professional association for landscape architects, representing more than 16,000 members in 48 professional chapters and 68 student chapters. Landscape architecture is a comprehensive discipline of land analysis, planning, design, management, preservation, and rehabilitation. ASLA promotes the landscape architecture profession and advances the practice through advocacy, education, communication, and fellowship. Members of the Society use their “ASLA” suffix after their names to denote membership and their commitment to the highest ethical standards of the profession. Learn more about landscape architecture online at www.asla.org.

About American Hydrotech
American Hydrotech, Inc.®, is a recognized leader in the development, production, and distribution of premium waterproofing and roofing products. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the company was founded in 1977 after acquiring the United States distribution rights for Monolithic Membrane 6125®, a unique waterproofing membrane developed in the 1960’s by Uniroyal Ltd. In 1980, Hydrotech purchased the Construction Products Division of Uniroyal Ltd. in Canada, giving the company exclusive worldwide ownership for the manufacture and distribution of MM6125. While MM6125 is the foundation of the Garden Roof® Assembly, Hydrotech can provide every component of a green roof (the roof membrane, insulation, garden roof components and even the soil), to assure single source responsibility.

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