CORONA, Calif. - DECRA Roofing Systems Inc. was a participant in the first international sustainable energy demonstration community in Beijing, China. The Future House community consisted 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. 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 specifically provided 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 pounds per square, products made of steel weigh between 125 to 150 pounds 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. For information, visit www.futurehouseusa.org. For more information about DECRA Roofing Systems, visit www.decra.com.