APRIL 29, 2015

Learn how “cool” roofs reduce energy use, air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions

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SCOTTSDALE – Are you considering replacing your roof in the near future? If so, think about installing a “cool” roof. Cool roofs reduce energy use, ambient air temperature, air pollution, and greenhouse gas emissions, and they improve human health and comfort.

Cool roofing is one of the hottest topics in the building and construction market. Learn what a cool roof is and about the many types of cool roofs available, such as foam, tile, metal and asphalt shingles at the Thursday, May 7, Scottsdale Green Building Lecture. The free program runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Road.

George Daisey, Dow Chemical research scientist, will kick off the program with a cool roofs overview and explain why flat roof products are not just “paint on a roof.” Eagle Roofing Products’ Tyler Allwood follows with a discussion on the inherent energy efficiency of various steep-slope roof products, with specific attention to concrete and clay roof tile.

This lecture is one in a series on green building topics. The final program will be Thursday, June 4, and feature “Innovative Green Built Projects.”