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Coalition will examine and compare different types of sustainable roofing

A coalition of trade groups is funding a research project on advanced roofing systems installed on an upstate New York correctional facility. The study is being done to evaluate the benefits of thermal insulation and cool roofing in Northern...


A coalition of trade groups is funding a research project on advanced roofing systems installed on an upstate New York correctional facility. The study is being done to evaluate the benefits of thermal insulation and cool roofing in Northern climates.

The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA), the EPDM Roofing Association (ERA) and the Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association (PIMA) are sponsoring the study at the Onondaga County Correctional Facility in Jamesville, New York

When the correctional facility was due for a major reroofing project in 2009, Onondaga County saw an opportunity to evaluate a variety of different roof covering assemblies. The roofing includes vegetative roofing, increased insulation levels and “cool” roofs.

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