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Green Building in 2012: Who’s Driving?

This year is shaping up to be a monumental one in the development of both voluntary and mandatory green building standards. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is hard at work developing the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) 2012 program, and the International Code Council (ICC) has just released the 2012 International Green […]

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Cold Weather Application Recommendations for the Installation of Modified Roofing Systems

Cold Weather Application Recommendations for the Installation of Modified Roofing Systems The application of all roofing systems during cold weather poses special concerns.  These concerns may include: Maintaining proper bitumen temperatures at the point of application Ability of adhesives to cure effectively Stiffening of materials. By following proper cold weather procedures and exercising the recommended […]

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Rapidly Renewable Materials – The Green Decision

Need help sorting through all the chatter about rapidly renewable materials in roofing? It’s not so different from deciding between a real Christmas tree and an artificial one…try this analogy on for size. The widely accepted implementation of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED® guidelines for the building construction industry has introduced a […]

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ULE Verifies Recycled and Bio-Based Content of Garland Modified Membrane

UL Environment Inc. (ULE), is among the first organizations whose services help building products qualify for the recently released Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Pilot Credit 43, Certified Products. LEED has become synonymous with Green Building over the last decade and is the name of the green building guidelines set forth by the […]

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