Green Building talk explores energy-efficient roofing materials

Considering a new roof in the not-too-distant future? Residents can learn about options for durability, environmental performance and curb appeal at a free Green Building Program 7 p.m. Thursday, April 7 at the Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Road.

Tyler Allwood

Tyler Allwood

“Beyond Reflectivity: The Future of Energy Efficient Roofing” will feature a presentation by Tyler Allwood.

Over 43 percent of all electricity consumed in Valley homes is used for air conditioning. Roofs that reflect the desert sun’s heat back into space and help keep building interiors comfortable offer attractive savings on energy costs for air conditioning.

“Cool” roofs also reduce ambient air temperature, air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.

The program will discuss energy-efficient roofing products and the pros and cons of using reflective roofing surfaces, ventilation, insulative materials and innovative roofing products.

Mr. Allwood will share his experience with energy efficiency, performance and durability of roofing products in the harsh desert environment. He is the national director of Technical Services and Systems for Eagle Roofing Products, the largest USA owned concrete roof tile manufacturer.

The lecture series is sponsored by the Scottsdale Green Building Program. The lectures are free and open to the public; no reservations are needed.

For information, contact Anthony Floyd, green building program manager, city of Scottsdale, at or by calling 480-312-4202.

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