New Literature Review on Cool Roofs, UHIE, and Energy Efficiency

  ERA recently commissioned a literature review, working with the Department of Construction Science and Management at Clemson University. This literature review conducted a thorough investigation of published data and models designed to understand the impact of membrane color on… Read More

New research on roof albedo and urban heat islands

Since its founding almost 20 years ago, the EPDM Roofing Association (ERA) has been committed to providing science-based information about our products and their optimum use. Given the ongoing and intensifying efforts to lessen the impact of climate change, three… Read More

Washington focuses on heat and human health issues

Over the past several months, Washington policy makers have intensified their focus on the dramatic impact that increasing temperatures are having on our quality of life and physical health. Prolonged heat waves are among the most extreme examples of climate… Read More

ERA Supports White House Initiative to Modernize Building Codes

Earlier this week, the White House announced a National Initiative to Advance Building Codes which will modernize building codes, improve climate resilience, and reduce energy costs. It is a major commitment by the Biden-Harris Administration in addition to the legislation that… Read More

Q1 2022 Market Index Survey for Reroofing Shows Increases

The Q1 2022 Market Index Survey for Reroofing shows increasing customer inquiries and increasing project contracts. Respondents include both roofing contractors and roof consultants with the vast majority of respondents doing business on both steep-slope and low-slope roofs; about 15%… Read More