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Tours of the MEC green roof helped to
convince developers and policy makers in
Toronto to support the passage of the Green
Roof By-Law, which among other things
requires green roofs on most new development projects in the city. "Having the MEC
project in Toronto helped Green Roofs for
Healthy Cities win support for the Green
Roof Research and Demonstration Project
at City Hall, and ultimately the passage of
the Toronto Green Roof By-Law, which
has resulted in more than 6 million square
feet of projects thus far,'' said Steven Peck,
founder and president of Green Roof for
Healthy cities.
Originally, the owners of MEC where not
sold on the green roof idea from the start and
it took some convincing from the Soprema
staff to get their approval. Marie-Anne Boivin
was the driver behind the project, alongside
Peter Serino, Soprema's Sales Director for
Ontario. Marie-Anne went to visit the owners
at the MEC head office in Vancouver in 1996
to present the project proposal and find solutions that would ultimately allow this project
to go forward.
"The installation of the green roof was in
itself a challenge. There was no access for a
crane so all material for the 900 square meter
green roof installation was carried by hand or
wheel barrels," said Marie-Anne.

THE 1998 AND 2020 SOPRANATURE SYSTEMS

SOPRANATURE 1998

SOPRANATURE 2020

SOPRAFLOR X

SOPRAFLOR X

GROWING MEDIA

GROWING MEDIA

SOPRAFILTRE

SOPRAFILTRE

FILTER FABRIC

FILTER FABRIC

SOPRADRAIN PSE

SOPRADRAIN ECO5

DRAINAGE MAT

DRAINAGE MAT

SOPRABARRIER 20
ROOT BLOCK LAYER

2 PLY SBS WITH
SOPRALENE FLAM
JARDIN CAP SHEET

2 PLY SBS WITH
SOPRALENE FLAM
250 FR GR CAP SHEET

ROOT BLOCK WATERPROOFING

WATERPROOFING

THE GREEN ROOF SYSTEM

The Sopranature brand is a Soprema green
roofing solution product line that originated
in France over 30 years ago. The Sopranature
family was introduced in Qu├ębec in 1996,
at almost the same time that it came out in
France. The system used in 1998 was composed a little differently then that the way they
are today and this is true of the underlaying
waterproofing as well. (See chart)
Soprema is first and foremost a
waterproofing company. Therefore, the
Sopranature green roof system was specifically designed to protect the waterproofing
from all potential physical and thermal
damage. Without being constantly exposed
to Ultra-Violet (UV) radiation from the sun,
constant heat fluctuation that causes expansion and contraction of the membrane, the
waterproofing membrane's life expectancy
can be drastically extended. But by how long,
and in what way? These are the questions we
wanted to answer with the cut test.
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