CentiMark cares about the future of our environment. We recycle roof debris and can provide our customers with a variety of sustainable roof solutions. Considering green options for your roof? Below are some environmentally friendly ideas.
One of the most interesting roof types being proposed and installed as a solution to mitigating the Urban Heat Island phenomenon is the garden roof - a better descriptor than the broader term green roof that can refer to reflective cool roofs as well. Installed on top of a roof membrane is a series of planting containers that are filled with growing plants.
Finding efficient ways to reduce energy consumption within a facility is a major concern today. Daylighting allows natural sunlight to illuminate the interior space of a building without the need to rely exclusively on electrical lighting during the day. Facilities with large flat roofs can benefit from natural daylighting through the use of prismatic skylights and light tubes.
Photovoltaic (PV) solar panels are designed to produce electricity from the sun. This electricity is considered "free" since no fuels produce it. Silicon wafer semiconductors are exposed to the sun's energy and produce a small electrical current. To make enough power to be of significance, groups of these semiconductors are connected together in a panel.
Cool roofs use materials that are highly reflective of the sun's radiant heat. They may also have a high thermal eminence value. Eminence is a measure of how much absorbed radiant energy is given off into the atmosphere - keeping the surface cooler as a result. As much as 65% of the total radiant heat energy is reflected back into the atmosphere on new cool roofs.