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Vancouver’s heavy rainfall called for an Enkadrain solution that was tough, reliable, and could deliver extraordinary performance for a world famous project.
with high permeability to air and water
for a Vancouver green roof to cope with
The two-hectare, rolling green roof of the Vancouver Convention Centre West is the largest in Canada. It has become famous for its biodiversity – more than 400,000 indigenous plants, attracting and protecting a host of wildlife. The roof has also been highly successful in improving the building’s energy performance. The VCC is the world’s first double LEED Platinum convention centre.
The health and durability of the centre’s roof rely on excellent drainage. This has been enhanced by the use of our Enkadrain 3611R green roof drain. It sits beneath the roof’s plants, maintaining the optimum water/air balance for their roots, and delivering excellent drainage, even under heavy compression from the soil above. A high degree of flexibility also helped it conform well to the roof’s complex design shape during construction.
Flynn Canada Ltd
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Green Roof Drain
Pre-vegetated Mat Systems
Vancouver is renowned for its heavy rainfall. A solution that could reliably remove large amounts of excess water was essential for the roof’s success. Enkadrain 3611R’s high permeability and resistance to compression have ensured this, as well as contributing both resilience and durability to the project. Its ease of fitting – large, lightweight rolls, quick to place and cut – aided installation. And the 40% recycled content within its construction has made it an environmentally friendly solution for a landmark of sustainability.
An effective green roof drainage mat is critical for a successful installation, and brings environmental benefits.
Stabilises green roofs – no need for hydromulch or wind netting, and you have flowers and foliage all year round.
Vegetation carriers support seedlings, stabilise the soil and minimise erosion, and you can harvest them in rolls.
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