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Coverage including updates, insights, strategies and best practices for the facilities management industry


Building Operating Management
Advances in Technology Bring Innovations in Metal Buildings, Roofs

Building Operating Management
3 Steps To Retrofitting Flat Roofs Into Pitched Metal Roofs

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roof Warranties Give Facilities an Added Layer of Protection

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Preventive Measures Can Keep Roof Warranties in Compilance

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Green on Top: New Standard for Vegetative Roofs

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roofing: University Finds Opportunity in Vegetative Roofs

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roofing: Managing Vegetative Roofs After Installation

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roofing: Maximizing Benefits of Vegetative Roofs

Building Operating Management
SIDEBAR: Water Efficiency Measures at Project Legacy

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Determining The Condition of a Roof

Building Operating Management
3 Ways to Boost Building Envelope Performance

Quick Read
Latest Roofing Trends: Is Blue the New Green?

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International Roofing Expo Continues To Grow, Challenge Conventional Wisdom

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Green Roofs Grow Globally

Building Operating Management
Maintenance Personnel, Trees, Snow Loads Can Hurt Roof

Building Operating Management
Protecting Your Roof against Damaging Winter Weather

Building Operating Management
Repairing or Replacing Metal Roof and Wall Systems

Building Operating Management
Weather Protection a Basic in Metal Roofing Repair or Replacement

Building Operating Management
Proper Design of Joints and Other Sheet Metal Panel Challenges

Building Operating Management
Test Your Knowledge of Roof Design, Repair, Maintenance

Building Operating Management
More Misconceptions about Roofing Repairs, Inspections, Warranties

Building Operating Management
Check Your Knowledge of Roof Blisters, Insulation, Low-Slope Design

Building Operating Management
Weather-Proofed Windows and Energy Efficiency

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Common Problems With Metal Roof Systems

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Green Roofs as Sustainable Design Possibilities

Building Operating Management
What Facility Managers Need To Understand About Ice Dams

Building Operating Management
Materials on Roof Surface Can Build Energy Efficiency

Building Operating Management
Target Heat Loss at Walls, Roofs to Boost Building Performance

Building Operating Management
Another Ice Dam Option: Snow Melt Systems

Building Operating Management
Stopping Ice Dams: Super-Insulated Roofs and Snow Melt Systems

Building Operating Management
Ice Dams: Underlayment and Metal Roofs Can Protect Against Problems

Building Operating Management
Ventilated Roofs Can Prevent Ice Dams

Building Operating Management
Roof Inspections Also Spot Deteriorated Flashings, Unauthorized Leak Repairs

Building Operating Management
Roof Inspections Spot Maintenance, Drainage, Vandalism Problems

Building Operating Management
Common Problems Found During Roof Inspections

Building Operating Management
First Steps When Considering a Green Roof For An Existing Facility

Building Operating Management
Green Roof Types For Particular Buildings

Building Operating Management
Energy Benefits of Green Roofs

Building Operating Management
Green Roofs Incentives and Rebates

Building Operating Management
Showcase Products: Metal Buildings

Building Operating Management
5 More Metal Building System Considerations

Building Operating Management
Improvement In Metal Building Systems Performance, Appearance Offers Facility Managers More Options

Building Operating Management
Five Considerations For Planning Use Of Metal Building Systems

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How Vegetative Roofs Extend Service Life

Building Operating Management
New Developments Make Metal Roof And Wall Systems More Versatile Options

Building Operating Management
Metal Wall Systems Are Becoming More Acceptable Option

Building Operating Management
Metal Roofs Are Natural Partner For Solar Power Systems

Building Operating Management
CEIR's RoofPoint System Helps Facility Managers Evaluate Roof Efficiency, Durability

Building Operating Management
Ultimate Goal of CEIR's RoofPoint System is to Guide All Phases of Roofing Projects

Building Operating Management
RoofPoint System is Rooted in Good Roofing Design Principles

Building Operating Management
RoofPoint System Offers Alternative to LEED Certification

Building Operating Management
RoofPoint Rating System Helps Define Real Roofing Sustainability

Building Operating Management
RoofPoint System Calls for Roofing Durability

Building Operating Management
RoofPoint System Offers Measurable Goals

Building Operating Management
Cool Roofs an Option For Almost Any Facility

Building Operating Management
Cool Roofs Can Provide Big Savings in Conjunction With Other Systems

Building Operating Management
Cool Roof Rebates, Incentives Can Vary By Region, Political Climate

Building Operating Management
Aging Infrastructure Can Drive Cool Roof Rebates

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Storm Damage Requires Dome Replacement of Sporting Venue

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Upgrading to a More Structured Roofing System

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roof-Specification Decision: PVC or Sprayed Foam

Quick Read
Roofing Technological Advances

Quick Read
Why Are Green Roofs Environmentally Responsible?

Building Operating Management
Metal Roof and Wall Systems Prove Durable, Cost Effective

Building Operating Management
Metal Roofs Much Improved From Earlier Generations

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roofing Inventory Assesses Conditions, Repair Needs

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roofing: District Revamps Preventive Maintenance Program

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roof Replacement: Consider Safety Hazards, Impact on Occupants

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roof Replacement: Conduct Inventory and Analysis of Conditions

Building Operating Management
Research Shows the Benefits of Cool Roofs for Building Energy Savings

Building Operating Management
Research Shows Cool Roofs Have Benefits at City and Global Levels

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The Three Levels of Cool Roof Benefits

Quick Read
Keeping An Eye on Roofing Details

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Vegetative Roofs Moderate Interior Building Temperatures

Quick Read
Green Building Design and Fire Safety

Quick Read
Testing Your Metal: What You Need to Know About Metal Roofs

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Vegetative Roofs: How to Ensure a Leak-Proof System

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Vegetative Roofs: Pay Attention to Structure, Plants, Rooftop Access

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Vegetative Roofs: How to Waterproof the System

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What Metrics to Look at For Exterior Energy Efficiency

5 Minutes With
Energy-Conservation Program: HVAC, Lighting, Roofing with Sean Arnold

Building Operating Management
How Wind Damages Roofs

Building Operating Management
Hail, Ice, Snow Can Damage Roofs

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roof Coatings: LEED, Energy Star and the Cool Roof Rating Council

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roof Coatings: What is the Annual Savings Potential?

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roof Coatings: Steps for Adhesion Tests

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Building Envelopes: Inspection Requirements for EIFS

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Photovoltaic Roofs: Questions About Economics, Physical Structure

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Photovoltaic Roofs: What is the ROI?

Facility Maintenance Decisions
TPO Roof Replaces Leaking Inverted Roof-Membrane Assembly System

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Strategies for Attaching Insulation to Roof Decks

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roof Assessment: Five Key Questions

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roofing Projects: What is in the Specifications?

Facility Focus
What Comes After LEED Certification?

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roof Coatings: New Set of Specification Questions

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roof Coatings: Advanced Formulations Improve Durability

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roof Coatings: Pay Attention to Green Claims

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roof Coatings: Online Calculators Quantify Energy Savings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
What are the Benefits of Vegetative Roofs?

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Vegetative Roofs: A Look at the Disadvantages

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Specification Tips for Extensive and Intensive Vegetative Roofs

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Vegetative Roofs: Secondary Components Include Root Barriers and Vapor Retarders

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Vegetative Roofs: Ensuring Proper Design and Installation

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Vegetative Roofs: Pay Attention to Base Flashing and Penetrations

Facility Maintenance Decisions
How to Inspect Built-Up Roofing Systems

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Standing-Seam Metal Roofs Provide Anchor for Rooftop Equipment

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Standing-Seam Systems: Follow Rules for Handling Penetrations

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Metal Roofs: Use EPDM Rubber Pipe Flashings Around Vents, Pipe Supports

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Building Envelope: A Maintenance Checklist

Quick Read
Understanding Metal Roofs

Building Operating Management
LEED Principle: Stormwater Management and Roofing

Facility Maintenance Decisions
PRODUCT FOCUS: Sustainable Roofing

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roofing Systems Impact Heating, Cooling Loads

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Vegetative and Photovoltaic Roofing Systems Emerge as Sustainability Leaders

Building Operating Management
Cool Roofs: Reflectivity Matters

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Asphalt Roofs Provide Waterproofing for Vegetative Systems

Building Operating Management
Adding Vegetated Roofs To An Existing Building

Quick Read
Garden Roofs Bring the Green

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Green Roof Systems Explained

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What You Need To Know About Flat Roof Coatings

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Picking A Cool Roof: SRI Index Is Key

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How to Measure Exterior Efficiency

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Vegetative Roofs: Assess Building's Load-Bearing Capacity

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Vegetative Roofs: Modular vs. Built In Place

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Green-Roof Maintenance: Irrigation, Weeding, Fertilizing

Building Operating Management
Cool Roof Rebates Explained

Building Operating Management
Cool Roof Standards

Building Operating Management
Green Roofs LEED to Multiple Benefits

Building Operating Management
Financial Benefits Of Green Roofs

Building Operating Management
Extensive or Intensive? Green Roofs Explained

Building Operating Management
Green Roof Tips: Roof Structure and Maintenance

Building Operating Management
Green Roof Professional Certification Program Announced

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Reflective Roofs and Insulation Fuel Energy Efficiency

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Defining Green Roofs: Go Beyond Vegetative Systems

Building Operating Management
Energy Savings From the Outside In

Building Operating Management
Cool Roofs Can Generate Healthy Energy Savings

Quick Read
Your Garden Variety Roof

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Raising the Roof (Performance)

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EPA, District of Columbia Agree to Go Green

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Beyond Myths To Solutions

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Making Roof Coatings Work

Building Operating Management
How Metal Roofing and Walls Stand Up

Building Operating Management
Good incentive

Building Operating Management
Single-Ply Solutions

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Inspection Insights: A Closer Look at Built-Up Roofs

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Report Examines Energy Savings from Ballasted Roofs

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roof Inspections: A Closer Look

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roof Coatings and Cold Weather

Facility Maintenance Decisions
In conjunction with the Cool Roof Rating Council
Making Cool Roofs Pay

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White Roof Coatings Can Boost Roof Longevity, Association Says

Building Operating Management
Evaluating Vinyl Roofing

Building Operating Management
Managing Assets — When They’re Overhead

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Roof Coatings in a New Light

Facility Maintenance Decisions
in conjunction with the Cool Roof Rating Council
Top-Level Technology

Facility Maintenance Decisions
with input from the EPDM Roofing Association (ERA)
EPDM Comes of Age

Building Operating Management
Be Cool, Pay Less

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Flexible Membranes Come of Age