A major push is underway nationwide for more sustainable building. The concept is simple. Choose roof construction methods that have a minimal impact on the environment, ensuring its protection for future generations.
The means and methods are varied. And ROOFCORP is dedicated to assisting our clients with creating buildings that reduce the carbon footprint while capitalizing on a myriad of financial benefits such as lower heating and cooling costs, reduced electricity bills and lucrative tax incentives.
How? Choosing highly durable roofing systems that will withstand the test of time help save energy and resources, not to mention cost over the lifetime of a building. Select materials that can be recycled at the end of their service life. Or utilize roofing systems designed to efficiently reduce energy consumption within a facility or mitigate the urban heat island phenomenon. Our sustainable solutions include:
- Daylighting: Using natural sunlight to illuminate the interior space of a building, reduced reliance on electrical lighting during daytime hours. For buildings with large flat roofs, this can include the use of prismatic skylights and light tubes.
- Cool Roofs: Also called high albedo roofs, cool roofs use roofing materials that are highly reflective of the sun’s radiant heat, which helps keeps the surface cooler. Because cool roofs save both money and energy, in October 2005 they became part of California’s Title 24 Building Energy Efficiency Standards.
- Garden Roofing: Centuries old, the roof garden concept is both a functional and aesthetically-appealing technology that improves the structure’s energy efficiency and reduces the Urban Heat Island phenomenon, while adding plant life in populated areas.
When looking for a sustainable roofing system for your building, ROOFCORP has your needs covered. In business since 1985, our expert associates will help determine which system can best serve your building and budget. Contact us today to learn how we can help you save money and the environment with a sustainable roof.