Going Green

Hunter Panels Reducing Your Carbon Footprint

Reducing Your Carbon Footprint – How Hunter Panels Reduces Impact

By Hunter Panels. Learn what exactly a carbon footprint is and where the roofing industry fits in. What is a carbon footprint and why does it matter? A carbon footprint is the total amount of greenhouse gases that are generated by people’s actions. Pollutants that are included in these calculations ...


GAF Solar Panels

Are Solar Panels For You?

By Lauren White. If you’re considering investing in a solar system, consider these factors. In just one hour, the amount of sunlight that hits the surface of the earth is enough to handle the energy consumption of the entire world for one year. Throughout the years, inventors have found ...


GCP VYCOR Weather Resistant Barrier

How to Make Your Home More Comfortable and Energy Efficient

By Cass Jacoby, RCS Reporter. VYCOR® enV-S™ weather-resistive barrier is the better alternative to house wraps, keeping your home safe and dry. Builders and homeowners alike know that weather isn’t what it used to be. Building for quality means building for all weather conditions. Keeping walls dry is the ...


RCS Why Green Roofs are Better

Why Green Roofs are Better for Cities

By Cass Jacoby. A rooftop garden is more than just a beautiful oasis for city dwellers to escape all of the concrete, it is actually better for the city as a whole. Rooftop gardens might seem like a superfluous luxury in the city, but contrary to the assumption ...


Western Colloid Installing a Solar Roof

Top Considerations to Make Before Installing a Solar Roof

By Western Colloid. Learn about what factors you should consider before putting solar panels on your roof. These days, many building owners are looking to get solar onto their roofs. As the country puts more and more emphasis on integrating solar into our buildings, it’s important to give some ...


RCS NASA roof efficiency

NASA Turns its Eyes to the Roof to Look for Ways to Beat the City Heat

By Cass Jacoby. With urban heat as a growing issue in cities, NASA researchers look into the efficacy of green roofs as a solution. It is summertime in the city, and while plenty of us are rejoicing in the sunny weather, we are also lamenting that there is no ...


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Upgrading for Energy Efficiency; It’s a Thing!

By Western Colloid. By getting a cool roof restoration, you’ll end up saving money and helping the environment. Cool roofs have been hot on the market for a while now, but are you waiting until you need a new roof to do it? If so, did you realize that you can do ...


Malarkey 3M shingles

One Million Trees' Worth of Smog-fighting Capacity Installed on Roofs Using Malarkey Roofing Products' Shingles

3M™ Smog-reducing Granules, integrated into Malarkey roofing shingles, remove smog gases from the air with the same effect as trees. Since the launch of the world's first smog-reducing shingle, Malarkey Roofing Products has provided the industry with enough roofing materials to protect more than 400,000 roofs. Because each roof has the ...


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Everything you Need to Know About Daylighting

By Karin McReynolds, Sunoptics. What is daylighting? You can get various answers when you ask, so here is a crash course. Everyone knows that daylight plays a huge part in keeping us happy and healthy. The benefits of daylight are well established, so it’s high time we let the sunshine ...


solar roof

Big-box Stores Have Enough Rooftop Solar Potential to Power More Than 7.9 Million U.S. Homes

Analysis demonstrates the enormous environmental and economic benefits of installing solar panels on America’s retail and grocery units. By covering their roofs with solar panels, America’s big-box retail and grocery stores could generate enough clean electricity to power more than 7.9 million U.S. homes, according to a new report from Environment ...


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