Vegetating foamglass

Project completed:

03/2012 – 12/2012



Foamglass granulate offers high structural stability with minimal weight. It is used primarily as a perimeter layer in building construction. In this project, foamglass granulates composed of different particle sizes were compared with standard substrate mixtures for their suitability as roof substrate, tree substrate and lawn base layers.


Future Steps:

Glass foam granulates represent an attractive material for lightweight Green Infrastructure installations and, if applicable, will be incorporated into new development projects.



TECHNOpor Handels GmbH www.technopor.at

Universität für Bodenkultur Wien, Institute of Soil-Bionengineering, www.baunat.boku/iblb.html