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EPDM LEED Certification Submittal Form

Use this form to get a LEED credit by utilizing a dark-colored EPDM membrane.

Case Study: Offices of The Architectural Group, Inc. - Grandville, Michigan

A case study from Grandville, MI, where a Roof$ense Report was used to help earn a LEED credit when it was proven that black EPDM was the most energy-efficient roof in this cool, Northern climate.

Summary of the Stanford Study

A letter to building owners summarizing the study conducted by professors at Stanford University titled "Effects of Urban Surfaces and White Roofs on Global and Regional Climate” published in the JOURNAL OF CLIMATE.

The Myth of White Roofs in Northern Climates

Article published in the February 2015 issue of HPAC Engineering discusses the heating penalty white reflective roofs carry in northern climates. 

Green Buildings that Make Sense

An article published in the June 2015 issue of Building Envelope Magazine that discusses how the white roof LEED point for Urban Heat Island mitigation does not take into account geographic climate or building location.
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