Scottsdale hosts ‘cool’ roof Green Building Lecture

Scottsdale officials say “cool” roofing is one of the hottest topics in the building and construction market.

0429Ns News Graphic (Science of Cool)Learn what a “cool” roof is and about the many types of cool roofs available, such as foam, tile, metal and asphalt shingles from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 7,  at the next Scottsdale Green Building Lecture at the Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Road.

George Daisey, Dow Chemical research scientist, will kick off the program with a cool roofs overview and explain why flat roof products are not just “paint on a roof.”

Eagle Roofing Products’ Tyler Allwood follows with a discussion on the inherent energy efficiency of various steep-slope roof products, with specific attention to concrete and clay roof tile.

This lecture is one in a series on green building topics. The final program will be Thursday, June 4, and feature “Innovative Green Built Projects.”

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