The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress has awarded a $750,000 grant to the Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing to co-sponsor the development of RoofPoint, a new guideline and rating system for the selection of roof systems that maximize energy efficiency and minimize environmental impact. The grant will provide the center critical resources to expand RoofPoint's development and public launch.
"The center's board of directors is deeply grateful to the Alliance for this tremendous opportunity to implement our new guideline system, RoofPoint," says John Geary, chairman of the center's board of directors and vice president of Firestone Building Products Co. LLC, Indianapolis. "The opportunities for the roofing industry are unprecedented. Interest and investment in sustainable roofing is growing at a rapid pace, and this trend offers our industry the opportunity to transform roofing into a value-added product, and position our workforce as a value-added profession. RoofPoint is ideally suited to drive this transformation."
"The Alliance believes RoofPoint will become a valuable tool for the roofing industry," says Reid Ribble, the Alliance's president and director of The Ribble Group Inc., Kaukauna, Wis. "It has the potential to grow our industry, expand the role of the rooftop, lead to the development of innovative clean technologies, and deliver new economic and environmental benefit to building owners and their inhabitants. The center is well-positioned to deliver RoofPoint, and the Alliance is delighted to support and work with the center to launch this exciting new program."
For more information about the program, contact Craig Silvertooth at (202) 380-3371 or visit www.roofingcenter.org.