Rubber News: EPDM Used on Washington, DC Housing Project
Carlisle Companies Inc.'s Construction Materials unit has donated an EPDM roofing membrane for use on Weinberg Commons, a 1960s low-income multi-family housing project in Washington that was retrofitted to lower energy costs.
Carlisle and Weinberg Commons were connected through the EPDM Roofing Association, which produced a video on the project available at its website, www.epdmroofs.org.
Weinberg Commons went with the black EPDM roof because of its ability to minimize the amount of energy consumed during winters, typically colder in the northern climates. They designed the roof so that it would minimize the amount of energy consumed on the coldest day of the year.