|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||CONTACT: Charlotte Norgaard|
|Date: July 20, 2016||(847) 493-7548|
The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress Announces Transfer of
RoofPoint™ Environmental Rating System
Rosemont, Ill.The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress has announced the administration of RoofPoint has been transferred to the Alliance effective June 22. RoofPoint is a voluntary, consensus-based green rating system that provides a means for building owners and designers to select nonresidential roof systems based on long-term energy and environmental benefits.
Originally developed by the Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing and co-sponsored by the Alliance, RoofPoint is a roofing-specific version of green building rating systems that promotes an environmentally responsible built environment. Additional information about RoofPoint is available at www.roofpoint.org.
"The increasing need for energy efficient and environmentally friendly roof systems makes RoofPoint an important component of our industry," says Alliance president, James T. Patterson C.P.M of CentiMark Corporation, Canonsburg, Pa. "We are pleased to have the opportunity to manage RoofPoint, and to continue the essential role it plays in promoting environmentally sustainable buildings."
To ensure a smooth transfer of RoofPoint to the Alliance, a task force has been established to examine RoofPoint's data and determine next steps.
Task force members are Rob Therrien, president of The Melanson Co. Inc., Keene, N.H.; Helene Hardy-Pierce, vice president of technical services, codes and industry relations for GAF, Parsippany, N.J.; Brian Whelan, senior vice president of Sika Sarnifil Inc., Lyndhurst, N.J.; Jim Barr, president of Barr Roofing Co., Abilene, Texas; and Mark Graham, vice president of technical services for the National Roofing Contractor Association (NRCA), Rosemont, Ill.
The task force will present its recommendations to the Alliance Board of Trustees during its Nov. 17 meeting in Chicago.
The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress was established within the National Roofing Foundation (NRF) to create an endowment fund to serve as a highly focused resource for the roofing industry and its customers. The Alliance's objectives are to conduct research and education projects that support high-quality programs for roofing contractors; ensure timely and forward-thinking industry responses to major economic and technological issues; and enhance the long-term viability and attractiveness of the industry to roofing workers. The Alliance also reaches out to the roofing community and its members and helps fund efforts dedicated to good works and charitable giving. More information about the Alliance is available at www.roofingindustryalliance.net.