02/24/2005

Painted Cool Metal Roofing Stays “Young” in Aged Reflectance Study

 
Office Vacancies Plummet
The U.S. office vacancy rate hit its lowest level in more than 2 years at year-end 2004. A market update report provided by Bob Bach, national director, market analysis, Northbrook, IL-based Grubb & Ellis Co., says the rate dropped a hefty 50 basis points in the fourth quarter to end the year at 16.7 percent.

During 2004, the vacancy rate fell by just short of 100 basis points, helping to stabilize rents for both Class-A and Class-B properties, according to Bach's report. Bach says the market is unlikely to reach equilibrium, defined as a vacancy rate of 10 to 12 percent, for 2 or 3 more years. This suggests that the rate of recovery will be gradual and uneven among markets, submarkets, and specific properties.


Painted Cool Metal Roofing Stays "Young" in Aged Reflectance Study

A comprehensive study on the aged reflectance values for painted metal roofing and other roofing materials - completed by Oak Ridge, TN-based Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Pittsburgh-based Cool Metal Roofing Coalition - shows that solar reflectance and thermal emittance values degrade minimally over time with painted metal roofing.

Coupling metal roofing's aged reflectance performance with its recycled content, durability for long service life, and recyclability, the results of this study demonstrate that the energy and sustainable advantages of metal roofing are more convincing than ever.
The full study can be viewed at (http://www.coolmetalroofing.org/).


Events Calendar

Set a reminder, start packing, and get going! The upcoming months are filled with excellent industry events. This is your opportunity; don't miss out! To find out more about these and other upcoming events, visit (www.buildings.com/liveevents).

 

DateEvent and Location
13th Annual South Florida Buildings & Facilities Maintenance Show4/6/2005 Ft. Lauderdale, FL
NFPA Disaster/Emergency Management Seminar4/11/2005 Nashville, TN
4/18/2005 Atlantic City, NJ
Lightfair Intl.4/12/2005 New York City
Theory & Practice of Energy Efficiency & Green Buildings4/13/2005 Las Vegas
IREM Leadership and Legislative Summit4/16/2005 Washington, D.C.
EnvironDesign®4/20/2005 New York City
Abandoned Cabling Seminar4/22/2005 Houston
4/27/2005 Cleveland
 


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Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.


When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality.

Yaskawa drives offer quality performance for air handlers and cooling towers on the roof to secondary chilled water pumps in the basement

Bluebeam® Revu® simplifies digital facilities document management from design review to leveraging as-builts, maintenance manuals and O&Ms submittals.

We Can Help You Reduce Energy by 30%

Our mission is to help our customers manage their buildings' energy costs, improve reliability, and enhance performance while having a positive impact on the environment.
CLICK HERE to find out how.


 
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