ERA Supports Building Codes in Federal Disaster Aid Legislation

August 13, 2018 The Honorable John Thune Chairman U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation 512 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Ron Johnson Chairman U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs 340 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Bill Nelson Ranking Member U.S. Senate Committee… Read More

DENVER Green Roof Update

The roofing community in the Denver Metro area is supportive of almost all the elements of the proposed modified ordinance to the Green Roofs ordinance with one exception. The roofing community is united in it’s opposition to the mandate for cool roofs. ERAInfographic

BEWARE OF “HURRICANE AMNESIA”

BEWARE OF “HURRICANE AMNESIA” One Calm Season Will Not Change Long-Term Trends “From our perspective, it’s a good reminder of the risk that this country has for hurricane landfall. There’s a lot of hurricane amnesia that sets in when you go a long period of time without a major hurricane.” Mike Brennan, Senior Hurricane Specialist,… Read More

ERA’s Response to the EPA Sunsetting Proposal

The EPDM Roofing Association (ERA) is proud to represent the country’s largest manufacturers of both white and black commercial roofing membranes. We feel their knowledge and experience of our members positions us well to provide government officials, architects, and design professionals with solid and credible information that allows them to make educated decisions. No one… Read More

VOTING FOR A RESILIENT FUTURE

As many Americans look forward to taking a break from work this summer, the one hundred senators laboring away on Capitol Hill apparently will not be joining them. Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell has cancelled the Senate’s traditional August recess, blaming the need to work through Washington’s dog days on what he calls “historic obstruction”… Read More

Resilience Briefing on Capital Hill

Resilience is getting an increasing amount of attention in the public policy sphere. Case in point, last week, Jared Blum moderated a briefing on Capitol Hill focused on “Hidden in Plain Sight: Why Resilient Buildings are Critical U.S. Infrastructure.” The briefing explored what makes buildings resilient; why resilience is important for multiple policy challenges; and… Read More

BCSE 2018 Factbook

For the sixth year in a row, Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) & the Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) have produced the Sustainable Energy in America Factbook, which provides the latest industry information and trends from the energy sector in the United States. The 2018 edition of the Sustainable Energy in America Factbook –… Read More

Investing in Resilience

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recently issued its annual report on the damage caused by natural disasters during the past year. Not surprisingly, 2017 holds the unwelcome record of being the most damaging year since NOAA began tracking these statistics. Sixteen natural disasters during 2017 each caused more than $1 billion in damage, and account… Read More

The truth about Hail and EPDM

True or False: Hailstorms, while damaging and potentially dangerous, are relatively isolated events confined to one portion of the United States. False! Seventy-five percent of American cities experience at least one hailstorm a year, and the risk extends throughout the country in areas east of the Rockies. So how did we learn this surprising fact… Read More