During a recent visit to Penn State University, University Park,
Pa., President Obama introduced the Better Buildings
Initiative—a multipronged effort designed to make commercial
buildings 20 percent more energy-efficient during the next decade.
By engaging and empowering the private sector, the Obama
administration hopes to encourage investments for the upgrade of
offices, stores, schools and municipal facilities, as well as
universities, hospitals and other commercial buildings.
Roof systems—and roofing contractors—can be vital
contributors to the ambitious goal of national energy efficiency
and independence: Heightened roof system performance offers one of
the most significant opportunities to increase building energy
efficiency (and business for...
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