Roofing material manufacturers extend research project on sustainable roofing

New York-based study evaluates benefits of thermal insulation and cool roofing in northern climates.

By Peter Fabris, Contributor | December 8, 2014

A coalition of trade groups is sponsoring continued analysis of a reroofing project at the Onondaga County Correctional Facility in Jamesville, New York. This research project on advanced roofing systems will evaluate the benefits of thermal insulation and cool roofing in northern climates. Temperature and rain data from the project, which includes vegetative roofing, increased insulation levels and cool roofs, will provide information on building performance and roof covering selection.

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