Green Roofs for Healthy Cities Launches GreenSave Calculator on Web site
TORONTO - Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, in partnership with Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance and the Athena Institute, has launched the GreenSave Calculator, a Web-enabled Life-Cycle Cost-Benefit tool that enables professionals to compare the short- and long-term costs and benefits of green roofs and conventional roofs. Designed under the leadership of Ralph Velasquez, sustainable technologies manager, Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance; the members of Green Roofs for Healthy Cities’ Life-Cycle Cost-Benefit Sub-Committee; and the Athena Institute, the GreenSave Calculator facilitates detailed comparisons of up to three different roofing options over the defined life span of the project (typically ranging from 25 to 60 years), providing an accurate, comprehensive picture of the long range impacts of each option. Additionally, the GreenSave Calculator is capable of capturing other possible roof benefits, such as stormwater and heat island mitigation, extended roof durability, related energy costs and savings, development fee savings, marketing benefits and increased rental income. For information, visit www.greenroofs.org or www.tremcoroofing.com.
SPF Roofing Line of Products
CAMARILLO, Calif. - National Coatings Corporation (NCC), announced the release of their Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) Roofing System for commercial and industrial buildings. According to the company, these systems provide for single source, Class A UL SPF Roofing assemblies, incorporating National Coatings own 2.5, 2.7 or 3.0 pound foam, AcryShield Elastomeric roof coatings and optional brilliant White Armor granules or RoofGuard cementitious coating. The redundant waterproofing from longlasting sprayed polyurethane foam and high-performance 100 percent acrylic roof coating also eliminates up to 100 percent of UV attack and deterioration, the company reports. National Coatings is a charter member of the Cool Roof Rating Council and the ENERGY STAR Roof Products group, a founding member of the RRCI (Reflective Roof Coating Institute), and was twice recognized as ENERGY STAR Roof Products Partner of the Year. For information, visit www.nationalcoatings.com.
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Cool Roof Modified Bitumen Roofing Membrane
FERNLEY, Nev. - Polyglass USA’s Polykool is a cool roof modified bitumen self-adhered roofing membrane. According to the company, this patent-pending APP or SBS-based self-adhesive roofing membrane offers high reflectivity and emissive properties with the use of a premium white surface, and is listed in the Rated Products Directory of the Cool Roof Ratings Council (CRCC). It also meets solar reflectivity requirements of ENERGY STAR’s program for roofing products and energy code requirements for federal and local government roofing membranes and reduces peak electricity demands and lowers the impact on surrounding air temperatures (urban heat island effect). For more information, visit www.polyglass.com.
Nashville Awarded International Green Roof Award of Excellence
NASHVILLE - Hawkins Partners Inc., a Nashville-based, international landscape architecture and planning office, was awarded the Green Roofs for Healthy Cities’ Intensive/Institutional International Green Roof Award of Excellence for the downtown Public Square green roof. The total downtown site, consisting of approximately 7.5 acres, includes a 2.25-acre intensive green roof over the parking structure. Hawkins Partners, Inc., played an active role in the development of the green roof as well as other green developments throughout the city. For more information, visit www.hawkinspartners.com. For a complete listing of 2007 Green Roof Awards of Excellence winners, visit www.greenroofs.org.