ZinCo Green Roofing Systems Now with European Technical Approval
As early as May 2008, ZinCo made an application through the DIBt suggesting that the EOTA (European Organisation for Technical Approval based in Brussels) create a programme for testing green roof systems. Once this application was granted and a panel of experts had met on a number of occasions, the EOTA published a CUAP (Common Understanding of Assessment Procedures) in May 2011 which listed the assessment criteria for “Kits for Green Roofs”.
This provided the pre-conditions that would enable the most varied type of green roof systems to receive European Technical Approval.
ZinCo immediately applied to the DIBt for approval for system build-ups for both extensive green roofs and for simple intensive and intensive green roofs.
The ETA was issued in June 2013 with the number 13/0668. It includes a considerable number of proven ZinCo system build-ups and now allows us to affix the CE mark to those materials required for the production of these systems. This is, on the one hand, a requirement for unimpeded access to the European market and its Member States. On the other hand it provides planners, clients and others working with our products the guarantee that the required certification has been carried out for a given product and that the products are in compliance with the requirements of the approval.
The following system build-up versions have European Technical Approval:
|Extensive green roof "Sedum Carpet"||Extensive green roof "Rockery Type Plants"||Simple intensive green roof "Heather with Lavender"||Intensive green roof "Roof Garden"|
|Root barrier (optional)||(Root Barrier WSB 100-PO)||(Root Barrier WSB 100-PO)||Root Barrier WSB 100-PO||Root Barrier WSB 100-PO|
|Protection mat||Protection Mat TSM 32 / Protection Mat SSM 45||Protection Mat TSM 32 / Protection Mat SSM 45||Protection Mat SSM 45||Protection Mat ISM 50|
|Drainage element||Floradrain® FD 25-E
Fixodrain® XD 20
|Floradrain® FD 25-E||Floradrain® FD 40-E||Floradrain® FD 40-E|
|Filter sheet||Filter Sheet SF||Filter Sheet SF||Filter Sheet SF||Filter Sheet SF|
|Substrate layer||System substrate "Sedum Carpet"||System substrate "Rockery Type Plants"||System substrate "Heather with Lavender"||System substrate "Lawn", System substrate "Roof Garden"|
* Further ZinCo systems are currently undergoing final testing and will be incorporated into the approval at a later date.