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Key Energy Factors in Evaluating Cool Roofing

By Martin Grohman
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Installing a cool roof can help buildings reduce their energy consumption, and choosing the right roof depends on knowing what to look for.
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Solar Racking: Ballasted or Mechanically Attached?

By Jeff Spies
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For years the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) and many top solar roofing professionals have discouraged solar contractors from using ballasted racking systems.
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Critical Success Factors for Green Roof Projects

Here are some important architectural considerations to ensure the success of a green roof installation.
By Clayton Rugh, Ph.D.
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A green roof is a supplemental system that covers a conventional roof with a layer of vegetation.
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Classic Style Meets Modern Sustainability: Frank Lloyd Wright-Inspired Home Embraces New Roof

By Paul Nutcher CSI CDT
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When a Canadian real estate developer left his country to retire, he wanted his new waterfront home to resemble the one he had left behind.
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Is Your Building Conducive to the Installation of a Green Roof?

Any reason for installing green roofs on a building—whether it’s to save money or the environment—is a good reason.
By Richard Heller and Chris Psencik
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The usage of green roofs has grown throughout 2012, but this sustainable choice has its pros and cons.
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Ballast Cooler Than You Think

By Annie McCarren
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A cool roof can be a great choice for buildings in warm, southern climates.
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California Energy Code Regulation Spurs New Roofing Trends

The state’s energy code will shape decisions and impact the industry’s roofing trends for 2014 and the foreseeable future.
By Kayla Kratz
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As residential developers and builders in California gear up to meet this year’s increased demand for housing, new changes in the state’s energy code will shape their decisions and impact the industry’s roofing trends for 2014 and the foreseeable future.
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Empire State Building Flaunts Four New Green Roofs

By Chris Dixon
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Xero Flor America (XFA), the official and exclusive distributor in the United States for the Xero Flor Green Roof System, announced that the system has been installed on the Empire State Building.


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Cooling Off

By Barbara Horwitz-Bennett
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Known for mitigating the urban heat island effect, cool roofing and green, planted roofs can deliver significant energy-saving benefits as well.
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Advancing the Future of Rooftop Solar

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In 2006, Quick Mount PV was founded to bring cost-effective, code-compliant, waterproof rooftop mounting systems to the solar industry.
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