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Environmentally Friendly, Green Home Improvement Products
Building Green does not have to cost a fortune, in fact you can make your home greener and more energy efficient by adding a few simple green improvements to your home. Consider replacing incandescent light bulbs in your home with more energy efficient and longer lasting CFLs, or LED lights providing energy efficient alternative to conventional light bulbs.
Replacing old light bulbs in your home is only a starting step to making your home greener and more earth friendly. If you are ready to take on bigger and more involved projects, consider upgrading your old windows with energy efficient triple pane ones. Implementing this upgrade will help eliminate energy loss and drafts occurring due to improperly fitted/lose older windows. You will reap the benefits of energy savings and reductions of your heating and cooling expenditures. You will also find that your rooms will become more appealing aesthetically, thereby improving the overall comfort of your home.
Are you getting carried away with all the green home improvements yet? No? Well, in that case consider conducting a thorough home energy assessment in your home to see where energy loss offenders are hiding in your home. You will receive a complete report of all the little places where energy loss occurs. You will now have an option of installing energy efficient insulation in your home and attic to make your home properly insulated, and thus more energy efficient.
Now what? How about replacing your older asphalt roof with an Energy Star approved standing seam, or steel shingles metal roofing system that can also qualify for home energy improvements tax credits? You will also have an option to combine your metal roof with a PV solar power system that can be seamlessly integrated with a standing seam metal roof. And, for an added bonus, I should mention a whooping 30% federal tax credit on your solar power system! Not a bad investment if you ask me, especially given the abundance of state rebates for the installation of a solar system.
Important Information For Green Roofing Contractors Installing IB Roofs
If you represent a roofing company that installs IB Roofs outside of New England area, we want you to submit your company website to our IB Roof Installers directory. Please use the link above.
Cool Roofing and Solar Manufacturers:
United Solar Ovonic or simply Uni-Solar US Manufacturer of thin film laminated solar modules designed to be used with IB SolarWise Building-Integrated Photo Voltaic (BI-PV) solar roofs. Uni-Solar thin-film was originally designed to be installed on standing seam metal roofs, and has a width of 15.5 inches that is a perfect fit for 16-inch standing seam profile.
Siding Calculator Estimate prices to install energy efficient vinyl siding, or cedar shake siding on a new home.
Evergreen Solar – Massachusetts based manufacturer of Solar modules and panels, using their own proprietary manufacturing process called ‘String Ribbon’. (String ribbon process allows for a very economical use of silicon – the most expensive part, that makes a solar PV panel)
Cool Roof Rating Council The Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) is an independent and non-biased organization that has established a rating system for displaying accurate radiative property data on the outermost layer of roof surfaces. Many products rated with the CRRC may improve the energy efficiency of buildings while positively impacting our environment. Interested parties, such as Building Code Bodies, Energy Service Providers, Architects & Specifiers, Property Owners and Community Planners may choose to use our Rated Products Directory to find the roofing product they are looking for.
Earth-friendly Vinyl Roofs The benefits of Sustainable PVC Roofing are scientifically proven through independent studies. This site covers topics such as Cool Roof Features of vinyl roofs, fire resistance and ratings, impact on the environment, recycling of old PVC roofs and much more.
Construction Marketing – Internet marketing company working with construction companies offers web development and internet business consulting designed for contractors. Specializes in SEO, SEM, & social media marketing for the construction and building industries.
Bubble Wrap and Aluminum Foil Information
Green building and construction categories:
Resources For Do-it-yourselfers (DIY) – Here you’ll find useful sites for DIY and other home improvement resources.
Home Improvement Directories – Useful Home improvement Info.
Green, Solar and Eco-Friendly Resources – Various on-line Eco-Friendly resources dedicated to Environment, Green living, Renewable Energy, Geothermal Heating/Cooling, Solar PV and other solar technologies, as well as green construction.
Metal roofing – Comprehensive list of metal roofing suppliers, manufacturers, contractors. General information on Cool, permanent metal roofing systems for slopped roofs.
Metal building materials – Suppliers and manufacturers of metal building materials and specialty metals.
Energy-efficient siding and windows – Suppliers, manufacturers and installers of energy-efficient siding and windows products.
Home and Garden green links – Eco-Friendly home and garden companies, suppliers, materials, furniture, etc.
Green Living Resources:
Apeiron Institute – RI and Southeastern Mass. Green Living non-profit organization dedicated to reducing our impact on the environment, and saving the Earth.
We at CoolFlatRoof are active members of Apeiron green-living community, and you can often see us at their meetings and other social Green Events, which they have regularly. Join their mailing list to receive the Event schedule. We often Meet in a Cafe on Their St, in Providence, RI.
Boston and New England Solar Decathlon projects:
MIT Solar Home – Project ran in 2006-2007, and was presented at the National Solar Decathlon competition at National Mall in Washington DC. Based on contemporary design and with a large solar PV system installed on its steep roof, MIT solar home was a true net-zero energy home.
Team Boston Solar Home – After the success of the 2007 MIT Solar Home Project, Boston is now represented by a team of green construction enthusiasts and is supported by the Boston Architecture College and Tufts University. This time its the architecture students learning green building methods, faculty from both schools, former MIT team members, and builders throughout Boston and Massachusetts. Cool Flat Roof is proud to sponsor and be a part of this year’s Team Boston Solar Home project – read our report about the IB Flat Roof installation which we and IB Roof Systems have sponsored and performed as part of Team Boston Green Solar PV Home project.
External Green Resources
Renewable Energy Jobs – Green Color Jobs Directory
Green Jobs – Find your dream job green-collar job in the renewable energy field, anywhere in the world: Lists renewable energy job offerings in Wind, Solar, Photovoltaic, Biomass, Geothermal energy and much more.
Cool Roof Videos – Cool Flat Roof now has its own Video Channel on YouTube. There you’ll find IB Roof installation videos, Metal Roof installation and Project profile videos. We constantly update the channel and add new videos to it. So far we have 8 clips there and more on the way: IB Roof hot-air welding with Auto-welder, IB Traditions hand-welding and IB SolarWise Promotional video created by IB Roof Systems. We have over 20 new clips waiting to be uploaded, including: Metal roof install on IHOP roof in Hyannis, MA, IB Roof install in Hampton, NH and many more.
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