The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress has awarded a $750,000 grant to the Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing to co-sponsor the development of RoofPoint, a new guideline and rating system for the selection of roof systems that maximize energy efficiency and minimize environmental impact.
ROSEMONT, Ill. -The Roofing Industry Alliance for
Progress has awarded a $750,000 grant to the Center for Environmental Innovation
in Roofing to co-sponsor the development of RoofPoint, a new guideline and
rating system for the selection of roof systems that maximize energy efficiency
and minimize environmental impact. The grant will provide the center critical
resources to expand RoofPoint's development and public launch.
board of directors is deeply grateful to the Alliance for this tremendous opportunity to
implement our new guideline system, RoofPoint,” said John Geary, chairman of the
center's board of directors and vice president of Firestone Building Products
Co. LLC, Indianapolis. “The
opportunities for the roofing industry are unprecedented. Interest and
investment in sustainable roofing is growing at a rapid pace, and this trend
offers our industry the opportunity to transform roofing into a value-added
product, and position our workforce as a value-added profession. RoofPoint is
ideally suited to drive this transformation.”
“The Alliance believes
RoofPoint will become a valuable tool for the roofing industry,” said Reid
Ribble, the Alliance's president and director of The Ribble Group Inc.,
Kaukauna, Wis. “It has the potential to grow our industry, expand the role of
the rooftop, lead to the development of innovative clean technologies, and
deliver new economic and environmental benefit to building owners and their
inhabitants. The center is well-positioned to deliver RoofPoint, and the
Alliance is delighted to
support and work with the center to launch this exciting new
RoofPoint is set to launch next month. For more information about
the program, contact Craig Silvertooth at (202) 380-3371 or visit www.roofingcenter.org.
The Alliance was established in 1996 within the
National Roofing Foundation, a separate but related educational and research
organization of NRCA, to address critical industry issues. The organization is
open to all roofing contractor and industry partners.