Rating the Environmental Impacts and Energy Performance of Roofing Systems

On Demand

Learn the lifecycle and energy-related factors for roofing systems.





Return to BUILDINGSVIP home pageCommercial roofing systems have an enormous impact on the environment and on energy usage. However, building owners need standardized tools and research to help them assess those impacts. This webinar will discuss lifecycle and energy-related factors for roofing systems and describe rating systems that will help building owners weigh them.


Learning Objectives

After viewing this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Recognize principles and guidelines for rating the green performance of roofing systems.
  • Understand the relationship between roofing and energy usage.
  • Understand roofing’s lifecycle impacts on the environment.



Dr. James L. Hoff, DBA
Research Director, Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing


Jim Hoff is an experienced executive and researcher in the building materials industry, retiring as vice president of technology for Firestone Building Products in 2007 after 23 years of service. Dr. Hoff currently serves as research director for the Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing in Washington, DC and as president of TEGNOS Research, Inc. a consulting organization dedicated to expanding understanding of the building envelope. Dr. Hoff holds undergraduate degrees in psychology and architectural design as well as a Masters and Doctorate in management, and he has published numerous articles on building system performance, quality management, and life cycle analysis.