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Monolithic Roof Systems a Sustainable Choice

GBCI: 0910000085

Review Components of a Monolithic Roof Systems; spray polyurethane foam and elastromeric coating options. The benefits on each coating acrylic, polyurethane and silicone. Where the system can be used in new construction and re-roofing. Review the environmental benefits and using spray polyurethane foam. Energy rated programs available, How using spray foam may assist in LEED credits.
Eligible for 1 CE HOUR.
  • 1 CE

  • LEED AP Homes

Rating system: v2009



Review Components of a Monolithic Roof Systems. What the chemical components of A and B and how they work together to create a continuous insulation system. Review Low VOC elastromeric top coat options. The benefits on each coating acrylic, polyurethane and silicone.What the Environmental Benefits of a SPF Roof System, discuss Reflectance, R-Value and Air Sealing and how it effect energy usage in building design. You will be able to explain Urban Heat Island (UHI) and the affect it has on our air, water quality and Ozone. What it does to our local Eco System, the effects of global warming, and how if effects human and environmental comfort. Next, discuss ways we can adverse the Urban Heat Island. How specifying SPF contributes to reduction in energy usage, energy cost and human comfort. What energy saving programs available. LEED Credits that may be obtained in using Spray foam. The Building Benefits for your design.


  1. Understand the components of a Monolithic Roof System and the Low VOC top coats
  2. Learn the environmental benefits of a Spray Polyurethane Foam as it relates to R-value, Reflectance and Air Sealing.
  3. Review Urban Heat Island, and understand how building design can affect UHI.
  4. Energy Saving Programs available when using Spray Polyurethane Foam
  5. Building Benefits
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Brittany Humphrey