Your choice of roofing components and your maintenance practices have far-reaching impacts on your building’s energy costs and the environment. The significance of these impacts is reflected in changing codes, regulations and guidelines for roofing on commercial buildings, including new regulations under development in 2012. This webinar provides an update on practices, tools and regulations for sustainable roofing.
After viewing this webinar, attendees will:
- Recognize the impacts of roofing on energy consumption and the environment.
- Learn how to assess the energy and environmental impacts of various roofing systems and components.
- Understand current codes, regulations, and guidelines related to sustainable roofing as well as new regulations on the horizon.
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.