Our journey has encompassed product innovations, as well as, novel development projects and various green building systems. We have successfully implemented straw bale construction, natural plasters, and solar/geothermal HVAC. However, our focus has narrowed to vegetated living systems – living roofs, living walls, and living retaining walls. With a driving passion for innovation and a deep commitment to sustainability, we design, construct, and maintain living systems so that they utilize nature’s processes to create synergy between the built environment and its inhabitants. Furbish is dedicated to innovating and implementing elegant solutions that maximize asset value through ecosystem services.
A commitment to learning and effecting change within the rapidly emerging living systems industry has led us along our journey. We completed our first green roof installation in 2003. We soon became a leading green roof installer in the Mid-Atlantic region. We learned a great deal, discovering what worked and what didn’t as the industry matured. We quickly realized that many green roofs just don’t perform as advertised. Simply put, most systems do not manage stormwater efficiently, and very often the plants don’t grow. We introduced our Stewardship Programs to provide low input maintenance and achieve vigorous plant performance. Later, we developed EcoCline, a living roof system that mimics nature to achieve superior stormwater management, superior plant performance, and is locally sourced and largely composed of post-industrial and waste stream materials.
Concurrent with living roof advancements, we developed SmartSlope applying what we learned from living roofs to the retaining wall marketplace, and we continue to advance the science of BioWalls. We often have clients who engage us in design/build projects to integrate various green building strategies and living systems. Our journey at Furbish has not been a straight line; it’s an organic journey in which each step has provided us with the knowledge and opportunity to further innovate systems and lead us toward our goal of integrating regenerative solutions into the built environment.
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