Green Roof Diagnostics is an independent research organization. We strive to be objective and transparent in all our endeavors. We actively seek collaboration with like-minded organizations and individuals. There are a number of ways we can work together.
Commissioned testing. Are you a manufacturer or a consultant with an idea? Do you want to make sure it works? We provide confidential testing of products and assemblies. We specialize in innovative testing protocols that are not (yet) adopted by ASTM or others.
Research assistance. Are you a public- or private-sector or university researcher? Could you use some help on particular research topics? We may be able to help.
Research opportunities. We have a backlog of research questions that may overlap with questions posed by university researchers. We may be able to provide materials and/or facilities in exchange for research collaboration.
On-site monitoring. We are always looking for opportunities to monitor full-scale green roof installations. Ideal candidates build upon the existing body of research, so contact us to see if your project is a good fit.
Remediation- or renovation- consulting. Green roof renovation consulting projects allow us to better understand the cause of failures.
And more. We aim to effect positive change on the green industry, and you may have opportunities to collaborate that we have not considered. Our team has over 100 years of experience in green roof design, construction, permitting, and associated hydrological and ecological issues, and we would like to put that expertise to good use for a greener future. Together.
GRD collaborates with industry leaders. We endeavor not only to improve knowledge and understanding of green roofs, but also the applied sciences of manufacturing, design, construction, and maintenance. As such, our advisory board is comprised of leaders who work or have worked in a range of capacities within the green industry.
Charlie Miller, Founder of Roofmeadow
Peter Maybach, Soil Consultant at Brookside Laboratories
Dr. Elizabeth Fassman-Beck, Professor at Stevens Institute of Technology
Dr. David Sample, Professor and Biological Systems Engineer at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Toine Vergroesen MSc., senior researcher hydrology at Deltares
We think it is important to disclose how we work with our sponsors as part of demonstrating Green Roof Diagnositics' objectivity.
Green Roof Diagnostics is primarily funded by several companies within the green roof industry. These are progressive companies that want to effect change. We do not allow any funders or other third parties to introduce bias into our research. In exchange for funding general (versus specific) research, we may provide funders with assistance in improving their product lines to incorporate our research and/or access to the research before the information is available to the public. This follows principles similar to the US patent system, which rewards the innovator before benefiting the general public or industry at large.
Green Roof Diagnostics is secondarily funded via commissioned research and other commissioned services.