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The lightness of VYDRO® substrate, and the fact it can be compressed, vacuum-packed and shaped, simplifies transportation and installation logistics, saving roofing applicators significant amounts of time and money. 



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Overview of transportation of core components of a green roof system*


Transportation is a very important factor in the creation of green roofs.  The lightweight nature of VYDRO® substrate can reduce fuel consumption and lessen CO2 emissions.


Transportation to construction site:

  • 16,700 kg/500m2 VYDRO® green roof
  • 170,000 kg/500m2 demolition material green roof
  • 127,960 kg/500m2 basalt green roof

* These results come from the Life Cycle Assessment report, made by VITO. Click here for the full story.