Energy

October is Energy Action Month

Posted by on October 16, 2017 in Blog, Education, Energy | Comments Off on October is Energy Action Month

In 2011 and each year thereafter, the former President of the United States proclaimed October to be National Energy Action Month. This designation was created to encourage energy-saving actions and to reduce national energy consumption. The presidential proclamations called upon citizens of the United States to recognize October as Energy Action...

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Roofing Insulation Overview

Posted by on December 5, 2016 in Blog, Education, Energy | Comments Off on Roofing Insulation Overview

Roofing Insulation Overview

If you want an energy-efficient roof, the first place to start is insulation. Proper insulation is one of the most important contributors to a building’s energy efficiency. Having a high R-value for your roof, the common measurement of thermal resistance, can also aid in achieving LEED® v4 and RoofPoint(TM) certifications.   What’s...

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Ballasted Roofs Are Cool!

Posted by on November 8, 2016 in Blog, Education, Energy, Industry Trends | Comments Off on Ballasted Roofs Are Cool!

Ballasted Roofs Are Cool!

You may not think that a roofing system developed almost fifty years ago could be environmentally friendly. While it’s true not many people were thinking green back then, it turns out ballasted roofs are indeed eco-friendly and worth a look.   Ballasted roofs consist of thermal insulation boards (such as the GenFlex Polyiso product), EPDM...

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Solar Panel Installation Considerations

Posted by on October 20, 2016 in Blog, Education, Energy | Comments Off on Solar Panel Installation Considerations

Solar Panel Installation Considerations

Solar panels are becoming more and more prevalent, and maybe you have been tasked with having some installed on your building. However, like with anything else, it is wise to do some research up front. While examining competing solar technologies to determine what will work best, also consider the impact of installing solar panels on your...

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Green Roof Systems

Posted by on September 21, 2016 in Blog, Energy, Industry Trends | Comments Off on Green Roof Systems

Green Roof Systems

A green roof is also referred to as a living roof or a vegetative roof. In simplest terms, it is a roof covered with living plant life. Green roof systems bring nature to the usually stark environment of a building’s rooftop. There are many reasons why more and more building owners are turning to green roof systems.   Green roofs enhance...

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Cool Roofs

Posted by on July 26, 2016 in Blog, Education, Energy | Comments Off on Cool Roofs

Cool Roofs

Cool Roofs? No, it’s not a spinoff of MTV Cribs or a new series on HGTV! Rather, it is a term that refers to roofs that have both a high-solar reflectance (SR) and high-thermal emittance.   If a roof has a high‑thermal emittance, it means that the roofing material does not retain a great deal of heat. A high SR means most of the sun’s...

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Go Green to celebrate Earth Day

Posted by on April 19, 2016 in Blog, Education, Energy, Industry Trends | Comments Off on Go Green to celebrate Earth Day

Go Green to celebrate Earth Day

April 22 marks Earth Day and all through April, Earth month is celebrated as a time to be more conscious of the environmental footprint we leave in our daily lives.   In the construction industry, the move towards “green” buildings is becoming increasingly popular, especially as we see agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency...

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GenFlex EZ TPO Peel & Stick™ membrane makes for safe and speedy installation

Posted by on November 25, 2015 in Blog, Energy, GenFlex News | Comments Off on GenFlex EZ TPO Peel & Stick™ membrane makes for safe and speedy installation

GenFlex EZ TPO Peel & Stick™ membrane makes for safe and speedy installation

When a member of the Broadmoor Church in Shreveport, Louisiana donated money to replace the 20-year-old roof, the project came to life in the summer of 2015. The church’s 17,500-square-foot building was prone to leaks and held two existing roofs, making it clear that it was time to replace the roof.   Roofing contractor Steve Kinel, and his...

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Energy-saving tips for Energy Action Month

Posted by on October 29, 2015 in Blog, Education, Energy | Comments Off on Energy-saving tips for Energy Action Month

Energy-saving tips for Energy Action Month

The roof is often times your building’s first layer of protection against environmental elements, but it is also indispensable to your building’s overall energy efficiency. Energy consumption rates continue to climb, making it more important than ever to focus on ways to reduce a building’s energy needs. Selecting the best roofing materials...

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GenFlex practices Energy Action Month all year

Posted by on October 27, 2015 in Blog, Energy, Industry Trends | Comments Off on GenFlex practices Energy Action Month all year

GenFlex practices Energy Action Month all year

President Obama declared October Energy Action Month as part of an overall federal agency initiative to reduce energy consumption. Every year, commercial buildings represent nearly one-fifth of all U.S. energy consumption, according to the Department of Energy.   In the commercial sector, the top three end uses of energy consumption include...

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