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BSS19: Up on the Roof, Asphalt Shingles

Format LIVE: Facilitator-led
Offered by CertainTeed Corporation





Valley Forge, PA 19482
United States
Category Other

This course provides an extensive review of how the principles of cool roofing are applied in the design of a new or renovated building. The following key areas are reviewed:

- Energy efficiency, green roofing, heat island affect
- Materials, durability, recycling, and interiors.
- Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ), ventilation and air quality systems.

An additional feature of the course is to provide relevant LEEDr credit information along with the review described above. In virtually every topic in each of the key areas described above, the learner will find a brief description of what LEED credit is involved in the design options or implementation details being discussed. While not a substitute for a LEED rating guide as far as points, mandatory requirements, and options are concerned, the learner will find that encountering LEED credit information in a practical context is helpful both for initial learning and for quiz review purposes.


Compare the key components within an asphalt shingle that contribute to solar reflectance to reduce the heat island affect.
Discover how to ventilate roofing systems properly in order to reduce energy consumption within the building and increase indoor air quality.
Discover how the recycling of asphalt shingles contribute to a sustainable environment.
Discuss the benefits of Energy Star rated roofing products and their contribution to sustainability.
Discover the benefit of solar reflectance and its contribution to:
- Keeping buildings cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter
- Reduces the amount of electrical energy consumed
- Reduces theproduction of air pollutants and electricity generation.

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CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
CSI (CEU) 1.0