The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress has awarded a $750,000 grant to the Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing to co-sponsor the development of RoofPoint, a new guideline and rating system for the selection of roof systems that maximize energy efficiency and minimize environmental impact.
ROSEMONT, Ill. - The Roofing Industry Alliance
for Progress has awarded a $750,000 grant to the Center for Environmental
Innovation in Roofing to co-sponsor the development of RoofPoint, a new
guideline and rating system for the selection of roof systems that maximize
energy efficiency and minimize environmental impact. The grant will provide the
center critical resources to expand RoofPoint’s development and public launch.
“The center’s board of directors is deeply grateful to the Alliance for this
tremendous opportunity to implement our new guideline system, RoofPoint,” said
John Geary, chairman of the center’s board of directors and vice president of
Firestone Building Products Co. LLC, Indianapolis. “The opportunities for the
roofing industry are unprecedented. Interest and investment in sustainable
roofing is growing at a rapid pace, and this trend offers our industry the
opportunity to transform roofing into a value-added product, and position our
workforce as a value-added profession. RoofPoint is ideally suited to drive
“The Alliance believes RoofPoint will become a valuable tool for the roofing
industry,” said Reid Ribble, the Alliance’s president and director of The
Ribble Group Inc., Kaukauna, Wis. “It has the potential to grow our industry,
expand the role of the rooftop, lead to the development of innovative clean
technologies, and deliver new economic and environmental benefit to building
owners and their inhabitants. The center is well-positioned to deliver
RoofPoint, and the Alliance
is delighted to support and work with the center to launch this exciting new
The Alliance was established in 1996 within the National Roofing Foundation, a
separate but related educational and research organization of NRCA, to address
critical industry issues. The organization is open to all roofing contractor
and industry partners.
For more information about the program, contact Craig Silvertooth at
202-380-3371 or visit www.roofingcenter.org.