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RCS Green Roofs Improve Solar Panel Efficiency

Study Finds That Green Roofs Improve Solar Panel Efficiency

By Cass Jacoby, RCS Reporter. Combining green roofs with solar panels is proven to be smart green architecture. Solar power and green roofs are often thought of as separate solutions, however, a new study offers insight into how these two technologies have a synergistic relationship that makes combining them ...


RT3 Tesla Solar Roofs

RT3 member Kelly Roofing is Excited to Announce Their Success With Tesla Solar Roofs

Kelly Roofing, a Florida roofing company founded in 1972, has found success as a Tesla Certified Installer. The company installs Tesla Solar Roofs, Tesla Solar Panels and Tesla Powerwalls. Providing these services to roof owners has fit well with Kelly Roofing’s dedication to innovation and customer service. The Tesla Solar Roof is ...


RCS Solar Shingles

The Solar Roof That Makes Every Shingle a Solar Panel

By Cass Jacoby, RCS Reporter. New type of solar roof is backed by Tesla, the electric car maker, and looks like any other normal roof. Jake Hermeling is one of the first in Central Oregon to have a Tesla solar roof built on a house, but you would ...


General Coatings Low Slope Roofs and Sustainability

Low-slope Roofs and Sustainability

By Will Lorenz for General Coatings. How using SPF can help you meet Title 24 regulations in California California’s Building Energy Efficiency Standard, Title 24, was updated on January 1, 2010, by the California Energy Commission. While a decade has passed since this decision, these updates still significantly affect Southern California’s commercial ...


RCS Air Conditioners

Air Conditioners for the Age of Climate Change

By Cass Jacoby, RCS Reporter. Scientists leverage radiative cooling to naturally reduce the amount of electricity and greenhouse gasses emitted through air conditioning. This year record temperatures hit the U.S. As the planet warms, and as climate change gets more severe, more people will be looking to beat ...


GREEN LINK Toxic Alternatives

Rooftop Alternatives to Treated Lumber Supports

By GREEN LINK Engineering. Did you know using treated lumber supports on rooftops can create environmental and structural risks? The use of wooden blocks as rooftop supports for pipes, HVAC equipment and other items is quickly becoming a thing of the past. This is mainly due to ...


PIMA Energy-Efficient Replacement

New Study Confirms Energy-Efficient Replacement Roofs Save Energy and Reduce Costs and Carbon Emissions

A new study highlights the benefits of increasing insulation levels when replacing low-sloped roofs. A new study, completed by the globally-acclaimed technology services and consulting firm ICF International, demonstrates that code-compliant levels of roof insulation installed entirely above deck as part of a roof replacement project can help building owners cost-effectively ...


RCS Decarbonizing the Economy

The Roof’s Role in Decarbonizing the Economy

By Colin Sheehan, RCS Reporter. Earlier in August, a new bill was introduced aimed at making it more affordable for homeowners and business owners to install solar power roofs. The Revamping Appropriate Incentives for Solar Energy (RAISE) the Roof Act, introduced by New Jersey House Representatives Mikie Sherill and Bill ...


RCS Semi-intensive Green Roofs

The Living Roof Series: Semi-intensive Green Roofs

By Molly Nelson, RCS Intern. An overview of the characteristics of semi-intensive green roofs and what to know when planning an installation. Semi-Intensive green roofs combine features from both extensive green roofs and intensive green roofs. Consider this type of living roof as a middle ground that provides the simplicity ...


3M Homeowners Survey

3M Homeowner Survey Shows Strong Interest in Eco-friendly Construction Materials and Practices

The majority of homeowners surveyed agree that using eco-friendly construction materials would make a strong impact to the environment. From reducing air pollution to using renewable energy as a power source, U.S. homeowners have an overwhelming desire for more information, more choices and more action across the industry for eco-friendly construction ...


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