Environment Matters

NRCA's environmental offerings

One of the most widely and frequently discussed topics in the roofing industry during the past year has been environmental awareness, and NRCA and the roofing industry have been increasingly involved with this issue. There has been a surge in the development and installation of energy-efficient and environmentally friendly roof systems and roofing products, as well as research regarding cool roofing, photovoltaic (PV) technology and recycling of roofing materials. In addition, state and local governments are mandating new requirements and offering rebates for environmentally friendly roof systems.

Because of this growing interest in environmental awareness and sustainability, NRCA has developed new offerings to meet the need for updated and accessible technical and educational tools for the construction and roofing industries.


To educate roofing contractors about the technical guidelines contained in The NRCA Green Roof Systems Manual—2007 Edition and issues to consider when installing and maintaining vegetative roof systems, NRCA University will be holding five one-day conferences during spring 2009. The conferences will discuss waterproofing membranes and construction details, plantings and growth media, codes, standards and other issues pertaining to vegetative roof systems.

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