These include solar panels installed on a nearby building roof; natural daylight in offices and the public lobby; a roof garden and reflective roofing
, which reduce heat gain from the roof; low-flow plumbing fixtures; recycled building materials; an electric vehicle charging station; and energy efficient mechanical and electrical equipment.
Winners included fuel cells, solar cells and modules, and solar reflective roofing
The credits would have restricted the use of reflective roofing
membranes, PVC pipe, plastic insulation, and vinyl siding and windows, the ACC says in a statement issued to members.
Roof assembly consists of a super insulated cavity with solar reflective roofing
A white, reflective roofing
material was installed on 100 percent of the roof area of the building, which reflects heat, lowering cooling costs and saving energy.
After in-depth research Rabine Group has decided to install a turnkey solar system with a white, reflective roofing
For example, it has highly reflective roofing
material that minimizes heat infiltration.
The new Northboro building attained the Care:4 rating based on its state-of-the-art design, which adheres to Saint-Gobain's rigorous international energy efficiency standards, as well as its use of Saint-Gobain energy-saving products including CertainTeed insulation, CertainTeed "cool" solar reflective roofing
and Saint-Gobain low-emissivity glazing.
Hashem Akbari, the Heat Island Group's lead scientist and a professor of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering at Concordia University in Montreal, says that transitioning to reflective roofing
and pavements in the world's urban areas would offset the equivalent of emissions from the planet's 600 million cars for the next 18 years.
Additional sustainable features include highly reflective roofing
, restored habitat, storm water quality and quantity controls, optimizing energy performance, recycled materials, low-emitting materials, and controllability of systems.
Most of the materials used - including solar reflective roofing
, acoustical ceilings, gypsum wallboards and triple-glazed windows - were produced by the company or its subsidiaries.
The facility incorporates other green features such as reflective roofing
and pavement to reduce surface temperatures, the use of recycled rain water in toilets, recycled building materials, high-efficiency lighting fixtures, natural ventilation systems and special accommodation for bicyclists and low-emission vehicles.