Energy Efficient Roofing
Building Design+Construction readers and editors select their top building products for...read more
Sto's beetle-inspired exterior coating and Dörken Systems' UV-resistant vapor-permeable barrier a...read more
Adverse effects include heat reflection onto nearby walls.
Dynatsy Shingles from IKO, CR G cap sheets from Johns Manville, and GenFlex EPDM Adhesive from Ge...read more
CertainTeed's Apollo II solar shingles (pictured) are among the few survivors in a market that's seen its share of failed launches. Undautned, new entrants Solar City and the startup Sunflare are trying to make inroads with new solar roofing. Image: CertainTeed
New products will need to overcome problems of aesthetics and efficiency that have plagued past e...read more
A large roof can become a resource that saves significant money on energy consumption and helps...read more
Not all roof and ceiling assemblies are created equal, especially when it comes to energy perform...read more
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Now includes information from 2015 ICC Green Construction Code.
Solar reflective coatings on metal roofs have high thermal reflectance and thermal emittance, keeping rooftop temperatures down in direct sunlight.
Energy-efficient metal roofs, with cool coatings are at the forefront of innovation, helping to i...read more
In cool or cold weather conditions, scientists confirmed that direct-nailed asphalt shingle roofs had significantly larger heat loss than attics with metal shakes and above-sheathing ventilation.
Metal roof coatings with solar reflectance can help building owners save substantially in annual...read more
This course, worth 1.0 AIA HSW learning unit, provides expert advice on how to make a roof last a...read more
The Urban Green Council addresses a concern that many "green" buildings in the U.S. have: poor in...read more
This AIA/CES class offers insight in areas including policies and codes surrounding insulated met...read more
From a crowd-funded smart shovel to a why-didn’t-someone-do-this-sooner scheme for managing traff...read more
This AIA/CES-approved presentation provides information regarding proper design to prevent possib...read more
Sixty-five up-and-coming AEC stars presented their big ideas for solving pressing social, economi...read more
A dramatic interior green wall at Drexel University and a massive, 4.4-acre vegetated roof at the...read more
Some cities are deliberately discouraging construction of new parking spaces by allowing the cons...read more
An overview of the 25 most popular continuing education courses on BDCuniversity.com.
Aside from the roof membrane itself, the perimeter roof edge is the most critical component of th...read more
When it comes to durability, a 50-year building design ideally should include 50-year coatings. M...read more
When embarking upon a roofing renovation project, one of the first decisions for the Building Tea...read more
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa wants cool roofs added to the city’s building code. He is...read more
From an orchid-shaped visitor center to California’s largest public works project, each of these...read more
GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, knows that regular maintenance is critical for...read more
Researchers at Stanford University have developed a nanophotonic material that not only reflects...read more
The Building Team for Berkeley, Calif.’s new 9,500-sf West Branch library aims to achieve net-zer...read more
Sika Sarnafil, the worldwide market leader in thermoplastic roofing and waterproofing membranes,...read more
The Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association (RCMA) and the Database of State Incentives for Renew...read more
GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, is pleased to announce CREST, the Cool Roof En...read more