Xeroflor® is a Low & Bonar brand dedicated to highquality solutions and components to creating vegetated roof systems that are lightweight, low maintenance and economical. The materials come in flexible rolls that are easy to install and fully retractable for membrane access. Xeroflor® is rigorously tested for root penetration, wind uplift and fire spread resistances. Durable materials and smart design ensure long-term success. Sales offices are located in Europe, North America and Asia. Production facilities are located worldwide. Xeroflor® works with a global partner network to provide the best local service possible. The Quality Management System of Low & Bonar has been approved worldwide by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance Limited to the ISO 9001:2008 quality management system standard (Certificate No. 935136).
Respectfully submitted by Clayton Rugh, Clayton received his BS in Botany and Genetics and MS in Plant biology, both from The Ohio State University; and Ph.D. from the University of Georgia. Manager and Technical Director of Xero Flor America.
Mr. Wolfgang Behrens, founder of Xero Flor sits next to the Ford logo on their iconic new green roof while contemplating the past, present, and future of green roofing. The photo was taken 2003 by Ford Motor Company.
Wolfgang Behrens (right) inspecting the 10.4 acre Ford Truck Plant green roof, which was recognized in Guinness Book of World Records (2004) as the world’s largest living roof and helped jump-start the early North American green roof industry. Also shown (L to R) are Clayton Rugh (Xero Flor America), Kevin Crist (Intrinsic Landscaping) and Joy Schmidt (Vitaroofs International). The photo was taken August 2004 by Don Russell (formerly Ford Motor Company).
Wolfgang Behrens (right) oversees a tour of his Ortholz, Germany R&D facilities. Also shown (L to R) are Prof. H. J. Liesecke (formerly FLL and University of Hanover, Germany), Dr. Christian Schade (NIRA Germany), Don Russell (formerly Ford Motor Company) Photo taken 2001 by Dr. Bradley Rowe (Michigan State University).