It’s hard to imagine there was ever a time before energy savings was a concern for businesses in the present day when energy efficiency is a prominent business concern. Although we know today that energy efficiency impacts a business and the community in a number of ways, that thinking has come a long way over the years.
In 1992, the United States Department of Energy along with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) first launched the ENERGY STAR program to mitigate ecological damage. A voluntary program meant to reward energy savings with financial savings, it has raised awareness across the United States to the importance of energy efficiency.
Nearly three decades later, business owners and homeowners are still looking for ENERGY STAR labels on products from office equipment to household electronics and even roofs. In this post from the Twin Cities commercial roofing contractor team at A-Plus Roofing, we’ll break down what the ENERGY STAR rating means and how it affects commercial roofs.
How ENERGY STAR Has Impacted the Environment
The primary goal of the ENERGY STAR program was initially to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through the promotion of more efficient products. The program encouraged voluntary labeling of computer equipment first, later adding office equipment and HVAC equipment.
Under its partnership with the Department of Energy, labeling of commercial building materials including roofing materials was begun. Although the program was initially started to reduce the negative environmental impact of these materials, business owners loved it because it saved on energy costs. An energy-efficient product like an ENERGY STAR commercial flat roof membrane can help to reduce energy bills, saving companies money on their annual HVAC costs.
ENERGY STAR benefits:
● Lower operating expenses
● Increased value
● Reduced greenhouse gas emissions
TPO Membranes and ENERGY STAR Ratings
TPO membranes can be certified to meet the ENERGY STAR rating because they help keep roofs cooler, reducing energy expenses by keeping your building cool and lowering cooling costs. A TPO membrane is a single-ply roofing material that can be easily installed and maintained.
These commercial flat roof membranes are manufactured using a white thermoplastic material that reflects the sun’s solar heat. They also help to maintain heat, keeping buildings warmer in the winter.
Minneapolis TPO Membranes and Commercial Flat Roofs
If you’re looking for ways to promote energy savings for your business, our experts at A-Plus Roofing in Minneapolis can help with TPO membrane installation. In addition to saving on energy costs, your facility will be more comfortable for employees and better for the environment.
To get an online estimate and contact-free service, give us a call at 952-894-5435. You can also contact us online to learn more about commercial flat roof solutions for your Twin Cities business.