ERA Joins The Business Council for Sustainable Energy

For Immediate Release Contact: Louisa Hart 301-646-2850 Louisaghart@gmail.com ERA Joins The Business Council for Sustainable Energy Roofing Industry Group Expands its Support of Resilient Design WASHINGTON, DC, January 9, 2018– The EPDM Roofing Association (ERA), the leading trade association representing the manufacturers of EPDM single-ply roofing products and their suppliers, has joined The Business Council… 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

ERA Leadership Tours IBHS Research Center

For Immediate Release Contact: Louisa Hart 301-646-2850 Louisaghart@gmail.com ERA Leadership Tours IBHS Research Center Industry Group Expands Expertise on Resilience Science WASHINGTON, DC, October 19, 2017 – The leadership and members of the EPDM Roofing Association (ERA) toured the South Carolina-based Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) Research Center during ERA’s semi-annual meeting… Read More

NIBS Building Innovation 2018 Conference

Building Innovation 2018-The National Institute of Building Sciences Sixth Annual Conference and Expo, will explore strategies that Sustain. Strengthen. Secure. Don’t miss the chance to participate in examining processes, communities, workforces, structures, resources, practices, communications and collaboration. Be there where Science meets Design® for a compelling program intended to engage the entire team of building… Read More

ERA Leadership To Tour IBHS Research Facility

For Immediate Release Contact: Louisa Hart 301-646-2850 Louisaghart@gmail.com  ERA Leadership To Tour IBHS Research Facility Industry Group to be Briefed on Resilience Science   WASHINGTON, DC, September 7, 2017 – The leadership and members of the EPDM Roofing Association (ERA) will tour the South Carolina-based Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) during ERA’s… Read More

EESI Webinar: Resilient Cities

The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) will be hosting a briefing (and accompanying live stream) on Monday, September 11 at 3pm in Room 122 of the Cannon House Office Building. Please visit their website for registration information. A live webcast will be streamed at 3:00 PM EDT at www.eesi.org/livecast (wireless connection permitting) Mayors are… Read More

Resilient Schools, Safe Children

The threat of a natural disaster presents a unique set of worries for the parents of school-age children. If an earthquake, tornado, flood or windstorm strikes during school hours would their children be safe? Would the teachers and other adults at the school have the needed resources to care for their students until emergency help… Read More

INTERFACE: ERA PROFILE IN RCI JOURNAL

Interface is the technical journal of RCI, Inc. The association intends that Interface educate and inform, establish common ground for discussion, and provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and technical knowledge. A regular feature is the Industry Group Profile, a series on industry associations and organizations to inform readers about players in the building envelope world…. Read More

Resilience Recommended to Trump Administration

The prestigious National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS), empowered by Congress to identify ways to strengthen the built environment, has issued a series of recommendations to the Trump Administration, and resilience is at the top of their agenda. For the past four decades, NIBS, a nonprofit, non-governmental organization, has identified solutions to problems such as… Read More

RICOWI Study Finds EPDM Offers Superior Protection Against Hail

For the past decade, ERA has disseminated science-based information about the superior protection that EPDM membranes offer against hail damage. In 2007, ERA commissioned independent laboratory testing comparing many types of roofing materials and their resistance to hail up to three inches in diameter. The results of the study showed that EPDM roofing membranes did… Read More