CORONA, Calif. - DECRA Roofing Systems Inc. is a participant in the first international sustainable energy demonstration community in Beijing, China. The Future House community consists of 10 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 responsibility.
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. 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 provide practical information and education on the use of advanced non-toxic building materials as well as energy efficiency and sustainability.
DECRA Tile was selected for the roof and installed on a batten system. A recent test by Oak Ridge National Labs 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. For more information regarding the Future House USA, visit www.futurehouseusa.org. For more information about DECRA Roofing Systems, visit www.decra.com.