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GenFlex helps clear the air on VOCs

Posted by on August 7, 2015 in Blog, Building Codes, Energy, Industry Trends | 0 comments

GenFlex helps clear the air on VOCs

“Green” means many things to many people. For building owners, it typically refers to the energy efficiency of a building. For general contractors, it can indicate the sustainability of products and practices. For architects, it sometimes represents the impact of construction on the surrounding ecosystem. And for roofers, we often think of...

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Keep cool this summer with GenFlex’s TPO roofing system

Posted by on June 15, 2015 in Blog, Energy, Industry Trends | 0 comments

Keep cool this summer with GenFlex’s TPO roofing system

It’s no secret that a building’s energy efficiency and performance are greatly affected by the materials that are used to construct the building. It’s also no secret that selecting the best roofing system for your building can have a significant impact on the building’s cooling costs.   Reflective roofing materials protect a building...

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Building codes continuously improving energy efficiency standards

Posted by on February 10, 2015 in Blog, Building Codes, Energy | 0 comments

Building codes continuously improving energy efficiency standards

The trend of increasing commercial building energy efficiency is not going away anytime soon. More regulations and building codes are setting new standards for new construction projects. Energy efficiency is important to a building’s long-term maintenance and operating costs, making it extremely important to building owners and facility...

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LEED v4 change pushed out until 2016

Posted by on November 28, 2014 in Blog, Energy | 0 comments

LEED v4 change pushed out until 2016

The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) has decided to extend the usage of the LEED 2009 rating system until October 31, 2016. Originally, the shift to LEED v4 was set to take place in June 2014 and then extended to 2015, but now LEED 2009 registration will continue on until the second half of 2016.   This extension will allow users...

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October is energy action month

Posted by on October 27, 2014 in Blog, Energy | 0 comments

October is energy action month

The U.S. Department of Energy has named October Energy Action Month, asking federal agencies to highlight efforts to save energy throughout government, while encouraging the public to do the same. At GenFlex, we like to think of every month as an energy action month – our roofing products contribute to more energy-efficient schools, offices,...

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Planning for harsh weather: Part 2

Posted by on September 29, 2014 in Blog, Business, Energy | 0 comments

Planning for harsh weather: Part 2

In our last blog post, we lamented the fact that meteorologists are predicting an early return to winter weather across large portions of the country.  That means another tough season for wear-and-tear on commercial buildings – and an opportunity for roofing professionals to help facility managers plan ahead now.   A close-up inspection of the...

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It’s not too early to plan for harsh weather, starting at the top: Part 1

Posted by on September 9, 2014 in Blog, Business, Energy | 0 comments

It’s not too early to plan for harsh weather, starting at the top: Part 1

For many of us, last winter is still a recent – and unpleasant – memory.  But as we head into fall, it’s already time to start planning for another blast of icy reality across much of the country.  Forecasters are predicting another visit from the dreaded ‘Polar Vortex’ across the Midwest and Northeast as soon as September, and the...

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