NRCA president testifies before House committee

On April 29, NRCA President Rob McNamara, president of F.J.A. Christiansen Roofing Co. Inc., Milwaukee, a Tecta America company, testified before the House Small Business Committee regarding climate change legislation.

During his testimony, McNamara told committee members the "roofing industry is uniquely positioned to play a significant role in developing innovative solutions to climate change and energy-related issues now being addressed by Congress." He then discussed how various types of energy-efficient roof systems and renewable-energy production can help address climate change.

McNamara also noted that NRCA is concerned about potential effects on the roofing industry of increased energy costs that would result from climate change legislation now being considered by Congress, as well as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's recent decision to regulate greenhouse gases. He urged Congress to "remember that higher costs will have to be passed on to consumers, and this could inhibit the growth of our industry and adoption of more energy-efficient roofing."

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