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Smart Roofs: Portfolio-Based Roof Asset and Energy Management

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
1:00-2:00 pm (EST)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Partnership

On Wednesday, February 12, 2014, from 1:00 - 2:00 pm (EST), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Partnership (GPP) hosted a webinar entitled "Smart Roofs: Portfolio-Based Roof Asset and Energy Management."

The way you manage your roofs can have a big impact on your energy consumption and carbon footprint, and position you as a community leader. This webinar demonstrated, through a case study in our nation's capital, how you can turn your roofs from a liability into a sustainable asset. The Washington, D.C. Department of General Services is successfully integrating roof asset and energy management to reduce its energy use by 20 percent across its entire municipal portfolio, including schools, police and fire facilities, and parks and recreation buildings. The municipality includes 435 buildings with more than 40 million square feet.

Participants learned how to implement the following Smart Roof Objectives:

  1. Conserving Energy: Insulating, air-barrier, and daylighting
  2. Reducing Runoff: Collecting, retaining, and re-using rainwater
  3. Reflecting Heat: Reducing temperatures across the city
  4. Collecting Solar Energy: Producing electricity and hot water
  5. Managing Carbon: Tracking and reducing carbon footprints
  6. Leading: Identifying and demonstrating best practices

Speakers included:

  • Blaine Collison, Program Director, U.S. EPA's Green Power Partnership
    Presentation (PDF) (8 pp, 986K, About PDF)
  • Sam Brooks, Associate Director, D.C. Department of General Services, Energy & Sustainability Division
    Presentation (PDF) (26 pp, 8.1MB)
  • Paul Lanning, Vice President, BLUEFIN, LLC, a national roof management company
    Presentation (PDF) (26 pp, 1.7MB)

To request a video recording of the webinar, send an email to Mollie Lemon (lemon.mollie@epa.gov).

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