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Key Energy Factors in Evaluating Cool Roofing

June 1, 2014
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?

April 11, 2014
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.
February 21, 2014
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

February 17, 2014
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.
February 4, 2014
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

February 3, 2014
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.
February 3, 2014
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

January 17, 2014

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

October 3, 2013
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

September 5, 2013
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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