The benefits of cool roofing have been recognized for well over a decade, and the concept has been incorporated into various energy and environmental codes and standards. Despite their broad adoption, there are some misconceptions about cool roofs, specifically with regards to their use in Northern climates. The seminar will cover how cool roofs work, describe their benefits, document their performance and address these misconceptions.
Architects love to design with glass, and good daylighting design requires higher window to wall ratios. And windows are often seen as the weak link in a building because of the solar gain increased window ratios bring. However, the building energy equation is not just about thermal performance: Windows can be turned into an energy positive if used appropriately as part of an integrated façade. Electrical lighting energy accounts for approximately 20 percent of energy consumption in buildings, approximately 38 percent of total building electricity use and 22 percent.
This webinar will focus Understanding the need to reduce the impact of buildings and building interiors on the environment. It will introduce new sustainable requirements for product transparency as evidenced by new LEED v4 credit requirements, introduce and educate participations on the importance of Life Cycle Analysis, as well as Health and Environmental Product Declarations.
This webinar will discuss emerging roof technology and define how the current roof materials are impacted by sustainable issues. Emphasis will be placed on proper design requirements to protect against the elements. Roof codes will be discussed with emphasis on the new energy codes and will define their impact on roof design, roof materials and roof systems.
Energy efficiency is the cheapest and easiest of all sustainable strategies. When done comprehensively, energy efficient design: reduces costs and climate impacts; engages employees to create better recruitment, productivity, and retention, and; drives innovation and brand authenticity. This course offers a framework for creating an effective comprehensive sustainability strategy and accessing technical and financial support resources.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.