Roofing, Energy and the Environment Series online
Buildings are the largest source of energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. and worldwide, and as a result, roof systems can play a major role in energy efficiency and environmental responsiveness. NRCA University is committed to providing educational programs about roof systems that reduce energy costs, minimize the burden on the environment and extend roof system life spans.
NRCA's Roofing, Energy and the Environment Series addresses the many sustainable roofing options available, including vegetative roof systems, cool roofs and photovoltaic technology for roof systems. In addition, the series features a tutorial on NRCA's EnergyWise Roof Calculator Online, which provides a method for constructing virtual roof assemblies to evaluate thermal efficiency and estimate energy costs.
Before determining optimal roof system design, materials and installation methods, each roofing project requires considering many factors, including building use, climate, location, budgets, financial incentives, life-cycle costs, performance standards and maintenance issues. NRCA's Roofing, Energy and the Environment Series provides key information to help you determine your best sustainable roofing options.