I was delighted to come across a YouTube video of Chad Collins testifying before a Congressional committee looking into the Green Roofing Energy Efficiency Tax Act of 2009 (GREETA).
was delighted to come across a YouTube video of Chad Collins testifying before
a Congressional committee looking into
the Green Roofing Energy Efficiency Tax Act of 2009 (GREETA). Check it
out for yourself: www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdkW5f_ULzA&feature=related
a roofing contractor with operations in Athens
and Augusta, Georgia, did a very credible job of
presenting the case for supporting the legislation on behalf of the National Roofing Contractors Association.
I will let Chad
do the talking, but he really makes some great points in favor of this bill.
it truly is not just a bill to benefit roofing contractors.
legislation, if passed, will spur on badly needed economic activity in a sector
of the economy that needs it the worst: construction. The beneficiaries of the
tax incentives will be building owners who need the capital and just a little
financial incentive to improve their buildings to make them more sustainable
and energy efficient.
may be the year. The roofing industry has been trying to modify the 39-year
depreciation schedule for depreciating a roof (believing the true average life
of a commercial roof is 17 years). Problem is, earlier versions of legislation
have not been ‘sexy’ enough to make it into the spotlight long enough to become
law. This year, “Insulation is sexy”, or so says the Greener-in-Chief.
hope all the attention on sustainability can sustain this bill and it’s 36
co-sponsors long enough for it to become law. Learn more about the legislation
Damato of the Day Is ... "The Kind of Government Interference We Really Need"
By Rick Damato
Rick Damato is the editorial director of Roofing Contractor. He has held a number of posts in the roofing industry since 1974 and has contributed to the magazine since its inception in 1981. He can be reached at 770-331-7858 or on Twitter @RoofsByRick.
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