Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing Releases Energy and Carbon Calculator

The Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing has released its RoofPoint Energy and Carbon Calculator. The Center’s Vice President of Research Dr. Jim Hoff previewed the new tool on March 16, 2013, at the 28th RCI International Convention and Trade Show in Orlando, Fla.

The calculator is designed to assist roofing professionals in measuring the energy and environmental benefits of modern roof system technologies. During his presentation, Dr. Hoff explained how the RoofPoint rating system was used as a template to develop a comprehensive modeling tool to measure the energy-related benefits of sustainable roofing systems, including energy savings and atmospheric carbon reduction. “The calculator now offers the roofing industry an opportunity to deliver tangible data on the value of roof systems to building owners concerned with the environmental impact of their building portfolio,” says Craig Silvertooth, president of the center.

Dr. Hoff’s presentation included energy- and carbon-savings data for model buildings generated using the calculator. The presentation also included a look at how the calculator can be applied to a wide variety of roofing projects in different climates and locations. Building professionals interested in learning more about this energy-modeling tool may download a copy of Dr. Hoff’s RCI presentation and convention paper. A beta copy of the RoofPoint Energy and Carbon Calculator is also available.

The Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing is a non-profit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. Its mission is to promote the development and use of environmentally responsible, high-performance roof systems and technologies.

RoofPoint is a voluntary, consensus-based green-rating system developed by the center to provide a means for roofing contractors, designers and building owners to select roof systems based on long-term energy and environmental benefits.

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