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White is the New Green Changing the environment through your roof choice. White roofs are a fi rst step toward an earth friendly facility. White materials are highly refl ective of the sun’s radiant heat and may have a high thermal emittance value (a measure of how much absorbed radiant energy is given off into the atmosphere.) As much as 40% of a city’s impervious surfaces are composed of roof area that is often black. That means more cooling energy is needed for occupied spaces in urban areas because on a 90° day a white roof can be up to 50° cooler than a black roof according to energy.gov. That results in a lower rate of air pollution from the reduced production of ozone. Environmental Goals - Refl ect sunlight to keep buildings cooler - Reduce energy use from air conditioning Environmental Benefi ts of White TPO - Chemical make-up is well suited for eventual recycling - White refl ective surface saves energy - No chlorine or plasticizers that can leach - Excellent re-roof solution that may be able to take advantage of existing roof insulation The Benefi ts of TPO Roofs Strength - Hot air welded seams where sheets bond together - Polyester reinforced scrim that resists punctures - Excellent for sustainable design and construction Effi ciency - Extrusion technology allows for wide sheets which make installation a quicker process Versatility - Available in 45 mils to 80 mils and roll widths of fi ve to twelve feet - Well suited for roofi ng over specifi c applications without adding weight or requiring extra structural enhancements System Value Added Solutions - Thermal scan of existing roof - Fastener pull out tests - Customized solutions based on site specifi c conditions - Welded walk pads - Prefabricated fl ashings


16-109 TPOBrochure
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