Navigating energy code compliance for roofing

The roof assembly is an important aspect in achieving energy code compliance because it often accounts for a large portion of the building envelope. It becomes even more critical in single-story non-residential projects such as manufacturing plants, warehouses, distribution centers, retail stores, and offices.
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Low-slope roofing guarantees

Understanding and estimating the value of low-slope roofing manufacturers’ guarantees can be confusing. Part of the reason for this is even well-meaning industry sources can contribute to the plethora of inaccurate or misleading information FOUND in the market on the purposes and potential value of roof manufacturers’ guarantees.
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Many shades of green with Portland’s One North

Efficient mechanical systems and a highly insulated and airtight shell are two of the features incorporated into the design of One North in Portland, Oregon. The project is the product of a multi-year collaborative process that looked to contribute to Stumptown’s reputation as a green city.
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Raising the roof on a new medical center

A barrel-vault roof with mechanically seamed metal panels serves as the focal point of the new Western Health Center in Midfield, Alabama. The two-story building consolidates three older health clinics into a new facility more centrally located to serve the patient community.
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Cold-formed steel framing gets complicated

During the medieval period, complex Gothic structures were built from drawings that communicated a designer’s overall vision without detailing specific means of construction. Master craftsmen translated designs into buildable structures using simple tools available at the time.
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