Beachwood, Ohio-based Tremco Incorporated received national recognition for environmental stewardship and design excellence for the William J. Clinton Presidential Library. The Washington, D.C.-based Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing (Center) presented Tremco the Excellence in Design for Best Vegetated Roof award during the 2009 International Roofing Expo held in Las Vegas February 3-5, 2009.
The Center’s Executive Director, Craig Silvertooth, explains that the Clinton Presidential Library project “illustrates perfectly the intent of the Center’s 2009 Excellence in Design awards program.” The LEED Platinum-Certificated Clinton Presidential Library used recycled and other environmentally friendly components, including solar lighting, an Ipe wood boardwalk, a subsurface capillary drainage system to save water, and recycled steel. The roof’s membrane, insulation and pavers were also recycled, reducing landfill waste. Installing a new membrane and flashings over the existing membrane provided an impermeable waterproofing system while preserving much of the original roofing system. “The environmental and economic benefit of forward-thinking roof design can be quite significant, as demonstrated by Tremco’s Clinton Presidential Library,” added Silvertooth.
“We are honored to receive the Center’s design award for the Clinton Library’s vegetated roof,” said Deryl Kratzer, president of Tremco’s Roofing and Building Maintenance, which installed the roof. “The design is both beautiful and highly functional, reflecting the president’s direction, and a testament to the efforts of everyone who created and installed this roof, the first on a presidential library.”
About The Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing
The Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing was established as a not-for-profit 501(c)(6) organization headquartered in Washington, D.C., to promote the development and use of environmentally responsible, high-performance roofing systems and technologies.
About Tremco Incorporated
Headquartered in Beachwood, Ohio, Tremco Incorporated is a $1.2 billion commercial building envelope materials and service provider. Tremco’s products and services are sold in more than 150 countries and territories. Tremco is a major industrial component of RPM International, located in Medina, Ohio. RPM International had sales of $3.6 billion for its fiscal year ended May 31, 2008, and has approximately 10,000 employees. The company operates 91 manufacturing facilities in 20 countries.
Within Tremco Incorporated, Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance helps manage building life cycles while providing roofing and weatherproofing peace of mind. In business since 1928, Tremco Roofing and its subsidiary Weatherproofing Technologies, Inc. are ISO 9001:2000 certified. Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance is a division of The Tremco Group, an international leader in the construction, maintenance and repair markets.