Roofing Industry News and Research
- Cool Roofs
PAGE A cool roof in a hot climate can save you money and make your home more comfortable.
- New “Cool Roof Time Machine” Will Accelerate Cool Roof Deployment
A collaboration led by scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has established a method to simulate soiling and weathering processes in the lab, reproducing in only a few days the solar reflectance of roofing products naturally aged for three years.
- EPA Webcast: Smart Roofs—Portfolio-Based Roof Asset and Energy Management
- Glossary of Energy-Related Terms
ARTICLE Here you'll find a glossary of energy-related terms.
- Income Tax Deduction for Solar-Powered Roof Vents or Fans
REBATE The taxpayer must provide proof of the taxpayer’s costs for installation of a solar powered roof vent or fan and a list of the persons or corporations that supplied labor or materials for the solar...
- Hanford Workers Repair Roof to Prevent Contamination Spread
RICHLAND, Wash. – The Reduction-Oxidation Plant, or REDOX, was shut down more than 40 years ago.
- Roof Repairs Lower Future Cleanup Costs at Y-12
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – The Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management (OREM) recently finished repairs to an aging Y-12 National Security Complex building as part of its excess contaminated facilities initiative to improve safety, reduce cleanup costs, lower risks and stabilize facilities as they await demolition.
- One Panel One Roof, DOE Powering Solar Workforce
- Tune-Ups: Servicing Buildings from the Roof, Down
Americans invest billions each year in real estate, but how much do they pay attention to protecting their investment? Many owners don’t know something is wrong until the air conditioning doesn’t kick on, or when an electricity bill suddenly spikes.
- Energy 101: Cool Roofs
This edition of Energy 101 takes a look at how switching to a cool roof can save you money and benefit the environment.
- Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes Case Study: Field Testing an Unvented Roof with Fibrous Insulation and Tiles
DOWNLOADThis case study by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building America research team Building Science Corporation is a test implementation of an unvented tile roof assembly in a hot-humid climate (Orlando, Florida; zone 2A), insulated with air-permeable insulation (netted and blown fiberglass).