The National Roofing Contractors Association's NRCA University has launched
Energy Codes and Rating Systems for Roofing, an online educational program
describing how roof systems can contribute to sustainable construction goals and
presenting design options for improving roof systems with energy efficiency.
Energy Codes and Rating Systems for Roofing is a self-guided module that will
help participants become familiar with the U.S. Green Building Council's
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating
System, the Green Building Initiative's Green Globes program, and energyefficiency
calculators for buildings. Participants also will learn about vegetative,
photovoltaic and cool roof systems; how climate, geography and building use
affect energy efficiency; and how different organizations and agencies define
sustainability. Unless otherwise noted, the information contained in the module
relates to low-slope roof systems.
Energy Codes and Rating Systems for Roofing