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Reducing Peak Electrical Demand: The Hidden Benefit of Cool Roofs - Article

A sharp peak in electrical demand can be observed in almost every commercial building during the busiest hours of the day. Some of this peak may be attributed to office or building equipment, but a large portion is due to increased air conditioning usage in the heat of the afternoon. This peak in air conditioning requires additional power plant capacity, causes imbalances in the power grid, and may result in increased air pollution. But most importantly, peak demand may result in monthly charges much higher than base electrical rates. One of the best approaches to shrink peak demand is to reduce the heat load on a building, especially the solar loads that drive the need for air conditioning. And few heat reduction strategies can match the energy-savings potential of modern cool roofing technology.

In an effort to help building owners and designers deal effectively with peak electrical demand charges, this article will provide a step-by-step review of all aspects of peak demand reduction, including how to identify peak demand charges on a typical commercial electrical bill, how to estimate the potential savings achieved by installing a cool roof, and what other benefits may be achieved by reducing peaks in energy demand. The article also will provide learners with valuable hands-on experience with available energy tools, including the online “Cool Roof Peak Calculator” developed by the U.S. Department of Energy.

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Standing Seam Metal Roofing

The Standing Seam Metal Roof Systems presentation delivers an informative comparison between metal roofing materials and alternative roofing materials. It discusses the availability of metal in a variety of finishes and the economic and environmental advantages of metal. You will learn about the different types of standing seam metal roofing panels along with their various capabilities and design parameters.

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Retrofit Roof Systems

This presentation discusses how various applications are ideal for retrofitting projects and how retrofit can be utilized for existing and even new construction. Retrofitting a building offers key benefits, including long-term performance, minimal maintenance expenses, improved energy efficiency, energy savings and beautified aesthetics.

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A Review of Metal Panel Warranties

A Review of Metal Panel Warranties provides an understanding of metal roof warranties and the variances of warranties throughout the industry. This presentation shows the roles of accountability and responsibility in warranties for the architect, contractor and manufacturer.

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Insulated Metal Wall and Roof Panels for Sustainability and Energy Efficiency

Insulated Metal Wall and Roof Panels for Sustainability and Energy Efficiency defines insulated metal wall and roof panels (IMPs) in terms of their material, finish and construction life cycle, and how they are designed with features and benefits to enhance building performance, conserve energy and contribute to the sustainable built environment and net-zero energy buildings.

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The Devil is in the Details

In Metal Roofing – The Devil is in the Details, you will learn that designing a roofing system for long-term performance requires long-term thinking about the details incorporated in a metal roof system. This presentation provides information regarding proper design to prevent possible infiltration from the roof system into the building. It also works as a guide when designing a roof to allow for proper water runoff.

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Insulated Metal Panels

Insulated metal panels (IMPs) present architects with opportunities to create pleasing designs while still helping building owners to meet their energy-efficiency goals. The combination of aesthetics and performance can qualify for tax credits as well as credits with green building rating systems.

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Metal Roofing: The Only Solar-Ready Roof

A metal roof offers numerous advantages in terms of energy conservation, sustainability, cost and low maintenance. Solar energy offers facilities an opportunity to further lower energy costs, and even become net-zero or net-positive. But when using a roof to generate solar energy, many installers turn to metal as the only option. This webinar educates architects, owners, facility managers and contractors regarding the benefits that can be achieved when pairing a solar system with a metal roof—and answers why metal is the only solar-ready roof.

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Guidelines for Proper Waterproofing Design

This article provides an overview of the key considerations when selecting and specifying a waterproofing system for below-grade applications. The author details the basic components of waterproofing applications and describes the five conventional types of systems installed. He also reviews the key elements to consider when selecting a waterproofing system and explains the guidelines for comprehensive and effective waterproofing specifications

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Wood and LEED v4

This course is designed to educate architects and engineers about wood products with environmental product declarations (EPDs). Learners who read this course should be able to identify the process with which wood manufacturers earn EPDs for their products, the difference between an EPD and third-party certification and how products with EPDs can impact sustainable building projects. Learners who pass the 10-question assessment at the end will have demonstrated their knowledge of the aforementioned topics.

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