Energy SavingsUltimate Roofing Systems will help you save money on your energy needs
Choosing the right roof for the job can be a powerful asset in reducing energy consumption and improving long term energy efficiency. When used with appropriately on low sloped or flat roofs, a high reflectivity, high emissivity Duro-Last Cool Zone roofing system can:
- Reduce building energy consumption by up to 40 percent
- Improve insulation performance to reduce winter heat loss and summer heat gain
- Preserve the efficiency of rooftop air conditioning
- Potentially reduce HVAC capacity requirements
Duro-Last Cool Zone roofing systems meet these “cool roofing” standards for both reflectivity and emissivity :
- ENERGY STAR® Roof Product Program
- Cool Roof Rating Council
- Title 24 of California’s Energy Efficiency Standards for Residential and Non residential Buildings.
And unlike reflective coatings, the single ply monolithic Duro-Last roofing system won’t crack, peel, or wear away. Our cool roof performance is the fast, easy, and cost effective route to greater energy efficiency that lasts.
Outside Air Temperature 95 Degrees
Notice that roof C (a gravel ballast built-up roof) is the same temperature as the asphalt parking lot (“D”), while roof “A” (a Duro-Last thermoplastic), remains cool.
- For a more detailed analysis of your potential energy savings, go to the ENERGY STAR® Roofing Comparison Calculator site at: http://www.roofcalc.com/RoofCalcBuildingInput.aspx.
The Five E’s of High Performance Sustainable Roofing
In the commercial roofing industry, reflectivity has been a dominant discussion point for several years, and the Duro-Last® Cool Zone® roofing system has set the standard for single-ply roof reflectivity and the resulting energy savings. Now the term “sustainability” is receiving a lot of attention, and once again, Duro-Last is raising the bar.
But what does sustainability really mean? It means that the design, manufacture, maintenance, life-cycle impact, adaptive re-use, destruction, and recycling of roofing components help meet the long-term environmental standards demanded by today’s high-performance buildings.
For a roofing system to be considered sustainable, it must have the Five E’s of high-performance roofing: Energy, Environment, Endurance, Economics, and Engineering. In each of these areas, the Duro-Last Cool Zone system leads the commercial roofing industry.
What are the qualifications for a sustainable roof?
It is important to select a roof that delivers the Five E’s of high performance roofing:
ENERGY: Reduces energy use up to 40% and improves a building’s efficiency in any climate.
ENVIRONMENT: A roofing system that minimizes impact on the earth’s environment throughout the roof’s life and helps maintain healthy, productive environment inside the building.
ENDURANCE: A roofing system that meets or exceeds performance requirements for long life: all-weather reliability; chemical, fire and puncture resistance; and ease of maintenance and repair.
ECONOMICS: A roofing system that makes economic sense at the time of purchase and in the long run. A true economic comparison analyzes the cost of a roof throughout its life-cycle.
ENGINEERING: Make the most of the right materials, design and manufacturing process enable the other four E’s, resulting in a complete, integrated roofing system that can be installed quickly and easily and performs reliably over the long run.