Retrofit: Lessons Learned from Working with Codes- and Standard-setting Groups

ERA Associate Executive Director, Ellen Thorp has published an article in Retrofit discussing the importance of being involved in the process of developing building codes and standards. Below is an excerpt from the article “Here are the principles we now follow to ensure that our members’ voices are heard before many important industry groups :… Read More

Press Release: ERA Represented at White House Conference on Resiliency

Washington, DC, May 24, 2016 –ERA leadership was represented at the White House Conference on Resilient Building Codes, convened earlier this month to work toward developing a national strategy to enhance the resilience of the built environment. “Once again, this Conference was a reminder that EPDM membranes deliver superior performance in this new environment that… Read More

Roofing Magazine: You Can Influence Codes and Standards

Roofing Magazine has published an article by ERA Associate Executive Director, Ellen Thorp discussing strategies for working with building codes and standards setting bodies. Below is an excerpt from the article: “As associate executive director of the Washington, D.C.-based EPDM Roofing Association (ERA), I focus a great deal of my time and energy on the… Read More

ERA Leadership Visits the National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Washington, DC, May 4, 2016 – As part of ERA’s overriding goal to ensure that EPDM products are used in the most energy-efficient manner, ERA leadership visited the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), based in Golden, Colorado this spring. The visit is part of a continuing series of visits to and collaborations with state-of-the research… Read More

ERA Associate Executive Director Earns Prestigious CAE Credential

Ellen Thorp Honored By ASAE as Member of Winter 2016 Class WASHINGTON—One hundred forty-one association executives recently received their Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential from the CAE Commission of ASAE, joining more than 4,000 industry leaders worldwide. The Winter 2016 class of CAEs successfully completed the CAE examination administered nationwide in December. They will be… Read More

ERA Produces Video On Award-Winning Sustainable Housing

As part of its ongoing commitment to the construction industry, the EPDM Roofing Association (ERA) has produced a video on the use of dark EPDM in award-winning sustainable housing design. The new video showcases the retrofitting of Weinberg Commons, a 1960’s low-income housing project in Washington, D.C. that had fallen into disrepair. The retrofitting effort… Read More

Jennifer Ford-Smith of Johns Manville Named New ERA Chairman

BETHESDA, MD, February 10, 2015- Jennifer Ford-Smith, Director of Marketing and Single Ply Product Management at Johns Manville, has been named the new chairman of the EPDM Roofing Association (ERA) by the group’s board of directors. She replaces John Geary, Director of Education and Industry Relations at Firestone Building Products, who will remain on the… Read More

EPDM Roofing of Choice for State-of-the-Art Sustainable Apartments

BETHESDA, MD, November 24, 2014 – Black EPDM rubber roofing membrane will be used in an innovative apartment building project that will combine state-of-the-art environmental features with affordable rents for homeless families. The roofing membrane, along with polyiso insulation and low VOC singly ply bonding adhesive, is being donated to the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg… Read More