Environmentalists and code regulators continue to place more
emphasis on green, or sustainable, roof systems, and roofing
professionals are successfully adapting to these changing
technologies. SPRI is no exception.
The past year has been one of the most challenging—and
productive—ever for SPRI and its members. The association,
which represents sheet membrane and component suppliers to the
commercial roofing industry, has worked overtime to stay ahead of a
dizzying array of industry developments.
Among SPRI's most important accomplishments in 2010 was the
release of key standards for vegetative roof systems. The
association also announced the results of an Oak Ridge National
Laboratory (ORNL) study showing vegetative roof systems can reduce
heating and cooling costs.
"Among other things, SPRI is developing codes and standards for
contractors, specifiers, consultants and others that will help take
the mystery out of vegetative roof systems and the term's
relationship to cool roofs, garden roofs and energy-efficient
roofing," says SPRI President Dave Bailie, regional sales manager
for USG Corp. SECUROCK® Gypsum-Fiber...
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