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Green Roof Expert Extraordinaire Jorg Breuning

Jörg is the founder and owner of the green roof design and engineering firm Green Roof Technology.

While others might have some combined experience, Jörg truly has over 40 years of highly specialized experience on roofs from, roofing, water proofing, Green Roofs, food roofs, Blue/Green Roofs, Brown Field roofs, Solar Garden Roofs, and monolithic Smart roofs with low or high tech stormwater detention and retention without expensive pre-cultivated or over engineered systems. Your design intend is our Green Roof system in collaboration with your building and design professionals and without blowing budgets. Common sense instead of fancy words, trendy phrases, and misleading headlines. Down-to-Earth, sleeves up and hands in the soil an added value you don't find anywhere else on Earth.

Jorg Breuning

Sure, Jörg has to make a living and needs to fill-up his refrigerator from time to time but these marginal fees pay back often in the lower construction already, certainly over time through savings in maintenance, repair or replacement, and by lasting as long as the structure. 

Jörg was born in the green roof capital of world.  He began working with green roofs in Stuttgart, Germany in 1980.  Since then, he has installed and maintained tens of millions of square feet of green roofs throughout the world. 

During his career Jörg has earned multiple degrees and certifications in landscaping, horticultural, and green roofing.  In January 1983, Jörg Breuning was one of the first people in the world to earn a green roof professional accreditation from Optima, now Optigrün AG, who were 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.  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. 

In 2003 Jörg transferred his German Company (founded in 1985) to the United States after being the key consultant for Chicago’s City Hall green roof and Roofmeadow/ Charlie Miller.  As an experienced horticultural expert, he has been able to educate many of North America’s green roof pioneers, providing them with fundamental green roof knowledge to start and grow their own businesses.

His company Green Roof Service - Green Roof Technology has introduced numerous innovations to the North American green roof industry.  Many of these innovations have been adopted by companies such as Roofmeadow, Emory Knoll Farm, GAF, CETCO, founder of Rooflite, Green Roof Solutions, Celebrity Cruises Miami and Optigreen.

Jörg’s activities strongly focus on topics that ensure common sense is always practiced, ensuring that the horse stays in front of the cart, and provide valuable insights into making green roofs as popular and efficient as they are in Europe.

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