DECRA Roofing Systems, Inc., a leading manufacturer of stone coated steel roofing panels, is a proud participant in the first international sustainable energy demonstration community in Beijing, China.
- DECRA Roofing Systems, Inc., a leading manufacturer of stone coated steel
roofing panels, is a proud participant in the first international sustainable
energy demonstration community in Beijing,
Future House community consists of ten homes, sponsored by countries from
around the world, each designed and built with the common goal of bringing together
the best building practices and materials demonstrating environmental
The Future House project was commissioned by China’s
Ministry of Construction, PRC to address the issue of greenhouse gases and
demonstrate a community in which the most sustainable building practices were
implemented. Prompted by the phenomenal growth anticipated in China during
the next decade, the Future House community is intended to help with promoting
solutions to address China’s growing energy concerns as they prepare to build
over 100 million homes. The Future House USA project will specifically
provide practical information and education on the use of advanced non-toxic
building materials (no/low volatile organic compounds) as well as energy
efficiency (high energy performance) and sustainability (Zero Net Energy Home).
DECRA Tile was selected for the roof and installed on a
batten system. An ideal alternative to traditional clay or concrete tile
that can weigh up to of 800 lbs per square, products made of steel weigh
between 125 to 150 lbs per square and place less stress on the structure of the
home. Strong and durable, steel is a walkable material; there is no fear
of breaking tiles.
DECRA Tile when installed on a batten system increases over
the deck airflow. A recent test by Oak Ridge National Labs compares
products installed direct to the deck, like asphalt shingles, and those
installed on a batten system. The test concluded the over the deck venting
system, created by the battens, was key in keeping heated air out of the
conditioned space; in fact, it was just as important as increasing solar
reflectivity of the roof color.
In addition to being energy efficient, DECRA Tile has upwards of 25%
post-consumer recycled steel, a long life cycle and a low lifetime maintenance
factor. DECRA Tile is easy to use with solar panel systems as demonstrated
on the Future House USA project home. Rain catchment systems can also be
easily and safely installed with a DECRA roof. The water run-off from the
DECRA roofing panels meets World Health Organization (WHO) standards.
DECRA Roofing Systems have been providing ageless beauty,
superior performance and lasting durability for 50 years. DECRA profiles are
backed by a 50-year limited warranty, a 120 mph wind warranty, are Class 4
impact resistant, and steel is a non-combustible, Class A rated material.
For more information regarding the Future House USA, visit
www.futurehouseusa.org. For more
information about DECRA Roofing Systems, call 877-GO-DECRA or visit
DECRA Participates in Sustainable Energy Demonstration Community in China
September 9, 2008