Bel Air, MD, August 10, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Going green took on new meaning for Jörg Breuning of Green Roof Service LLC in Bel Air, MD when he agreed to install and test a living green roof - with real and natural grass - on a thousand-foot, 122,000 ton, $750 million cruise ship, capable of crossing the Atlantic Ocean in winter while guests played croquet and picnicked on its top deck.
Since the `LawnClub´ with real natural grass on Celebrity Solstice exceeded everybody’s expectations a second cruise ship was finished and delivered in June 2009 – Celebrity Equinox. "Our client received an amazing feedback from more than 60,000 guests and visitors of the Lawn Club" stated Jorg Breuning to a German landscape magazine, “and we are going to green 3 more cruise ships of Royal Caribbean/Celebrity Cruises in the next 3 years." Each green roof will have real and natural grass anchored in an engineered mineral soil layer. When all ships are finally cruising nearly 500,000 guests will visit the green roofs every year – more than any other green roof in the world.
Breuning, spent a lot of time on the 5-star cruise ships Celebrity Solstice and Celebrity Equinox to demonstrate that proven and smart green technology –especially modern green roof technology – can be implemented on all projects whether they are on land or on sea and regardless the climate zone.
It isn’t only the grass what makes the Celebrity Solstice Class ships “green”. The entire technology of the ship is focused on environmental friendly, state-of-the-art solutions. These ships consume 20% less energy to comparing ships and reduce carbon foot print with solar energy, modern common rail diesel technology and only LED, florescent or halogen lightning.
Green Roof Service LLC is a Maryland based company with uncountable projects across the Unites Sates of America since 1999 and in Europe since 1980 where environmental technology started in the 70’s. The two German owners have a combined green roof experience of nearly 60 years which is the most in North America and probably the most in the world. Creating environmental leaders and leadership through education are major parts of their mission. They provide custom tailored knowledge and unmatched experience in combination with practical support for architects, developer, institutions, manufacturers, suppliers, installers and home owners.