2011 International Roofing Expo to Launch Renewable Energy Pavilion

2011 Intl. Roofing ExpoThe 2011 International Roofing Expo will have a Renewable Energy Pavilion, a designated area on the show floor that will educate conference attendees on this fast-growing segment of the industry. Displays will showcase the benefits of using renewable energy products, including solar, green/eco-friendly, photovoltaics, vegetative, roof-mounted wind turbines, day lighting, geothermal and other renewable energy products.

Companies exhibiting in the Renewable Energy Pavilion include Ambassador Energy, Cool Roof Rating Council, Dow Building Solutions, Heat Barrier Systems, Horizon Exterior Technology, Integrated Power Corporation, LiveRoof, Orion Energy Systems, PHP Systems/Design, Quick Mount PV, Silverback Solar, SolarFrameWorks, USP™ Energy Coatings, and U.S. Sunlight Corporation.

In addition to the products, a two-day series of 30-minute educational demonstrations will take place on Wednesday, February 16 and Thursday, February 17. Participating companies include Dow Building Solutions, NRCA, Silverback Solar, Green Roof Blocks, RRCI, Clean Power Finance and Natron Resources. An additional 15 minutes will be allowed per demonstration for questions and answers.

Entrance to the Renewable Energy Pavilion is included free of charge in all registration packages. Visit the Roofing Expo website to register for the event, as well as find complete details about the Renewable Energy Pavilion, exhibitors and educational conference information. Discounted registration rates are available through January 11, 2011.

The International Roofing Expo will be held February 16-18, 2011, in the North Halls at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada USA. For general show inquires, please call 972.536.6350 or 888.869.8522.

Georgia-Pacific Launches Online Toolbox

Georgia Pacific GypsumGeorgia-Pacific Gypsum’s online architectural toolbox is a collection of utilities and information assembled to support Division 7 and Division 9 architects as they specify and select Georgia-Pacific Gypsum products.

The architectural toolbox provides easy access to the Georgia-Pacific Design Studio, which, the company claims, can help increase an architect’s expertise in the world of building information modeling (BIM). The Georgia-Pacific Design Studio is an easy-to-use resource for creating wall assemblies, which can then be exported to AutoDesk® Revit® Architecture and other two- and three-dimensional modeling software.

Another tool available to architects is the Georgia-Pacific Gypsum LEED Calculator, which provides immediate access to concise information about a product’s potential LEED credit contribution. This includes specific data regarding recycled content and regional materials.

Other toolbox tools now available are:

Sarnafil is First Roofing Manufacturer to Get UL Recycled Content Certification

SarnafilSika Sarnafil is the first roofing company in the U.S. to receive certification from UL Environment regarding the recycled content of its roofing membrane products. Sika Sarnafil’s 10 foot wide Sarnafil and Sikaplan roofing membranes, PVC Protection Layer, and Sarnatred group of products contain an average of 10 percent recycled vinyl content from pre- and post-consumer sources.

UL Environment, Inc., an Underwriters Laboratory company, validated these claims in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s guidelines for the use of environmental marketing claims.

“We are proud to be the first U.S. single ply roofing manufacturer to receive this designation, and we are confident that building owners and specifiers who are looking for sustainable building solutions will welcome this news,” said Brian J. Whelan, Senior Vice President of Sika Sarnafil. “Sika Sarnafil’s Roof Recycling Program provides the building owner with the option to use a roofing membrane with recycled content that can also be recycled at the end of its useful life.”