Black or White Membrane, What is the Sustainable Choice?


This one-hour session will cover the energy impact of roof color based on various geographic regions along with a review of the performance trade-offs and other considerations that go into a sustainable roofing system design.


Learning Objectives:
  1. Learn about which geographic regions are best suited for "cool" or highly reflective roofs from an energy perspective.
  2. Learn about the heating penalty associated with cool roofs and how that impacts energy consumption/costs.
  3. Learn about differences in the weatherability and hail resistance of various roofing membranes.
  4. Learn about potential unintended consequences associated with using cool roofing in heating-dominated central and northern climates.
Education Content: Intermediate
Course Accreditation:
American Institute of Architects (AIA) | 1 AIA LU/HSW | Course Number: CSTe-EPDM301-3
International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants (IIBEC) | 1 IIBEC CEH