Cool Roofs for a Hot Planet
Scientists agree that the planet is warming quicker than the natural forces of nature have ever brought about, and those scientists maintain that such quickening is caused in large part by human activity.
As the planet warms, the world's population continues to move into urban areas that are heating up at twice the rate of global warming due to human activity, lack of vegetation, and the use of dark roofing and paving materials.
This webinar discusses the role of cool, reflective roofing, and specifically the role of PVC roofing as a way to decrease energy use and thereby decreasing emissions. PVC singly ply roofing deflects heat from buildings, decreases energy use, mitigates urban heat islands, and serves as a durable platform for photovoltaic systems and vegetative roofs.
- Discuss the science and background of cool roofing systems as well as the myths and realities of PVC cool roofing.
- Describe the basics of thermoplastic single ply roofing.
- Describe the role cool vinyl roofing plays in sustainable building design.
- Identify key criteria for roof selection.