Building Envelope: Green Buildings That Make Sense
While there are numerous areas in which the LEED program has contributed to the USGBC’s stated purpose, the LEED point for installing a reflective roof to address urban heat islands should be changed. The author suggests limiting the LEED point for white roofs to urban or city settings in southern climates where cooling demand outweighs heating demand.
Author: Richard Stever, Carlisle SynTec, Inc.
Source: Building Envelope
Ballasted EPDM Roofs
The EPDM (ethylene propylene diene terpolymer) single-ply rubber roofing membrane has been an appealing choice of the low-slope commercial roofing industry for over 40 years.
The number one roofing choice of architects, roof consultants and contractors for both new construction and replacement roofing projects according to market surveys from Building Design and Construction, and Roofing/Siding/Insulation magazines, and the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA).
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EPDM has gained industry-wide acceptance and respect by providing immediate and long-term roofing solutions. As more emphasis is placed on the sustainable performance of building materials, EPDM continues to be the roofing material that stands the test of time.
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The EPDM Roofing Association (ERA) represents the manufacturers of EPDM single-ply roofing products and their leading suppliers. Through ERA, the EPDM roofing industry speaks with a focused voice to provide technical and research support, offer dependable roofing solutions and communicate the longstanding attributes, consistency and value of EPDM roofing materials.