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14 Jun
2016

U.S. DoE Embarks on Cool Roof Initiative

U.S. Department of Energy Embarks on Cool Roof Initiative WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Department of Energy has launched a cool roof initiative, and Energy Secretary Steven Chu is urging other government agencies to follow his department’s lead. “Cool roofs are one of the quickest and low...

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14 Jun
2016

Balancing Act

Balancing Sustainability & Practicality: Foolish as Magic Wands & Fairy Dust? For the past few years it seems the only newsworthy roofing articles or profiles involve LEED, reflective cool roofs, vegetative roofs, or roof mounted solar. These articles spend the majority on the benefits of su...

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14 Jun
2016

Energy Efficiency

Department of Energy Headquarters Installs Efficient Vinyl Cool Roof WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 1, 2011 – The West Building of the Department of Energy headquarters has been protected with 25,000 square feet of economical, durable, and energy efficient white PVC roofing. No incremental cost was incurr...

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14 Jun
2016

High Performance Over A Long Life

Vinyl Roofing Systems – High Performance Over A Long Life Vinyl roofing membranes have permanently raised the bar in roofing specification and installation, offering a clean, quick, safe and affordable option to alternative roofing systems. A single-ply technology employed worldwide for more than ...

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14 Jun
2016

Vinyl Roofing Membranes

Environmental Profile: Vinyl Roofing Membranes What is vinyl and where does it come from? Vinyl is essentially derived from two simple ingredients: fossil fuel and salt. Petroleum or natural gas is processed to make ethylene, and salt is subjected to electrolysis to separate out the natural element ...

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14 Jun
2016

Keeping It Cool Since 1978

IB Roof Systems (IB) is an industry pioneer in long-lasting single-ply roofing solutions. IB was founded in Eugene, Ore., in 1978, when most of the roofing industry was still using bituminous-based roofing products. After more than three decades of protecting private and industrial structures, IB ha...

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14 Jun
2016

Frank Lloyd Wright Inspired Home Retrofit

When Canadian real estate developer Paul Weiner left his country to retire in sunny Hollywood, Fla., he wanted his new waterfront home to resemble the one he had left behind, which had been designed by a student of Frank Lloyd Wright. The new residence in the upscale Hollywood Lakes subdivision fulf...

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14 Jun
2016

IB Roof Donates to RCI Foundation

IB Roof Systems™ donated $2,000 to the Lewis W. Newlan Educational Fund at the annual RCI Foundation Auction on Sunday during their annual auction held in Anaheim, Calif. The donation was given in an effort to support the RCI Foundation. IB Roof Systems based its donation on the number of attendee...

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8 Jun
2016

IB Articles:

IB Roof Systems™ donated $2,000 to the Lewis W. Newlan Educational Fund at the annual RCI Foundation Auction on Sunday during their annual auction held in Anaheim, Calif. The donation was given in an effort to support the RCI Foundation. IB Roof Systems based its donation on the number of attendee...

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8 Jun
2016

Environmental Profile: Vinyl Roofing Membranes

What is vinyl and where does it come from? Vinyl is essentially derived from two simple ingredients: fossil fuel and salt. Petroleum or natural gas is processed to make ethylene, and salt is subjected to electrolysis to separate out the natural element chlorine. Ethylene and chlorine are combined to...

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