Thirty years ago on January 27th 1983, Jörg Breuning was one of the first people in the world to earn a green roof professional accreditation.
Optima, now Optigrün AG, was the first green roof manufacturer to offer an in depth educational system for the installation and maintenance of their products. In order to be eligible for the accreditation, a candidate had to have completed 3-years of apprenticeship with a certified landscaping company.
Jörg’s green roofing career began on September 1st 1980 at Otto Arnold GmbH, one of the first landscaping companies in the world with its own green roofing division. In 1985 he earned his national certification and horticultural technician degree – a program of work and study that required 5-years of practice in an approved landscaping company and 4 semesters of University study.
Jörg learned green roofing from the original pioneers and visionaries of modern green roof technology. Since those early days in Germany, Jörg has gone on to pioneer many new innovations in green roof technology, start multiple companies in both Germany and the United States, and completed multiple award-winning projects.
Everyone here at Green Roof Technology would like to congratulate Jörg on his 30-years of excellence in the green roofing industry.