EE Global forum

In November, the Alliance to Save Energy, a nonprofit coalition of business, government, environmental and consumer leaders, held its first EE Global forum in Washington, D.C. The event brought together company executives, policymakers, researchers and the general public to examine energy efficiency and help develop policies for global implementation.

The event was sponsored by heavy hitters like Whirlpool Corp., BP and Exxon­Mobil Corp. Sponsors also included important roofing industry-related representatives: NRCA; the Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association; The Dow Chemical Co., Midland, Mich.; Honeywell International Inc., Morristown, N.J.; and Johns Manville, Denver.

In addition, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, Calif., and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tenn., exhibited at the show.

This demonstration of solidarity shows—again—how the roofing industry is committed to doing its share to improve the energy efficiency of the building envelope.