Research Helps Industry Organizations Conclude Ballasted Roofs Provide Energy Savings

During the last decade, the roofing industry has been increasingly impacted by two strong forces: first, rising energy prices with no real end in sight, and, second, increasingly stringent building codes and regulations designed to limit emissions, reduce energy use and mitigate the impact of urban heat islands.

Recent research at Oak Ridge National Laboratory adds to the growing evidence that ballasted roofs offer energy-saving benefits. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has also revised language on it’s website recognizing these benefits.