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Chicago Roofing Contractors Going Green
Long before when man understood the importance of roofing, they had a simple thatch from vegetation. Straw, seaweed, clay, earth etc were the materials mainly used for the construction of roofing. Now the most popular are the shingles and tiles, where the roofing material are made more durable, fire resistant, weather friendly etc. With the use of expertise from roofing contractors in Chicago, one can adorn a beautiful roof, above the building.
Centuries before, in many Asian countries bamboo, coconut tree leaves and the bark of certain trees was used. The bamboo was used for the structure of the building and the outer layer. The bamboo stems are split and turned alternatively and placed on the top. The thick bark of certain trees are peeled off and placed on the roof in some places. Even now people living in developing and under developed countries often build a roof above their heads, with simple organic or bio – based materials.
The new roofing materials, which also include synthetic materials, may be of good to the consumers, in the angle of protection and durability, but it may cause environmental hazards.
The governments as well as the business professionals are coming out with the green initiation. The world now is completely aware of the seriousness of increased pollution and global warming and hence the demand for organic roofing is also on the rise.
The building and construction authorities in Chicago want to have a greener way to continue their business. On June 6th 2001, a new energy code – Amendment of Title 18 f Municipal Code of Chicago Concerning Energy Efficient Requirements, was passed.
Some of the features included in the new code are:
New requirements for roof, ceiling and wall insulation.
The building plan must be certified by a registered energy professional.
Insulation requirements must be approved by CRCA (Chicago Roofing Contractors Association) and NRCA.
An innovative biological product called the Clean and Green Roofing Solution has been developed by Johns Manville, a Berkshire Hathaway company and Green products LLC. Clean and Green roofing Solution is a white sealant derived from soya bean.
Chicago based U.S Equities Realty, a facility management company wanted a replacement for it’s worn out traditional black asphalt – covered rooftop. After much research they decided on the Clean and Green Roofing solution, an organic rooftop. This new roofing material is surprisingly non – toxic, flame resistant, water – proofed and has high reflectivity. The specialty is that it is able to lower the inside and the outside temperature of the building.
The cooler the temperature less would be the demand on the air conditioners. This in turn reduces the usage of electricity, and there by saving the resources.
Johns Manville’s JMCleanBond roofing system is also combined with Environmental Liquid membrane System (ELMS) of Green Products LLC to a single roofing system with the benefits of both the materials. John Manville’s JMCleanBond SBS fire resistant roofing membrane does not need any kind of heat or solvent based adhesives for installation, which makes it a non energy consuming substance.
Environmental Liquid membrane System (ELMS) is a USDA certified biological soy polymer membrane. It is completely water proof so it could be used in areas of buildings where there may be pooling of water.
The first roofing contractors association which was in Chicago dates back to 1870’s. The great Chicago fire in 1871 caused disastrous effect to people and their homes. After the fire, there were huge demand for re – constructing roofs for houses and other business enterprises and weren’t many genuine experts who could build roofs within short periods.
M.W Powell initiated other experts to join together and help re – build the roofs. M.W Powell and other experts pooled all the resources such as man power, equipment and materials and met the high demand of roofing for the people of Chicago. After this incident, the need and importance for strong and professional roofers was understood. This formed the building blocks of today’s Roofing contractors association all over the Unites States.
Some of the features of Chicago Roofing Contractors association are:
Imposing standard in the quality.
Develop new and strong roofing systems.
Elimination of contractor’s who come below the stipulated standard.
Training and Education of Roofing employees.
People Electric: Green Volunteers Association Conference – People Electric, Green Volunteers –
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Newswire, May 14 afternoon, the People’s Volunteer Electric Group second meeting of Green grand opening, Yueqing Environmental protection Board Mission Director of the Centre Chen Yuanyuan, Yueqing City, Green Volunteers Association Secretary-General Zhang good invited, attended the meeting; People Electric Appliance Group Chairman Cheng Yuan Bao, Group Party Secretary Liu Shui Your Group Youth League secretary, chairman of the Assistant Zheng Jingjie speeches respectively, Group Vice Chief Supervisor Hu Fang Finance , group general manager of Zhejiang Yehai Wu, and investment companies, import and export companies, Sell To the production company and responsible persons attended the meeting.
Meeting to show of hands, by the people’s Electronics Group Green Volunteers new constitution, the people elected the second Green Volunteer Electric Group leadership, the Group Youth League secretary, the chairman will be elected Assistant Zheng Jingjie long, the group leading giant paper bag, Chen Shengli, Ye Lin, Zhu Xing tea, Chenlin Feng, Hu Fang Choi, Ye Xiangyu was elected vice president, the election package Kai tree, Yehai Wu and other 52 executive director or director of Comrade. Meeting approved the establishment of transforming people’s Electronics Group Co., Ltd. Jiangxi Branch of Green Volunteers Association, Jiangxi People’s Volunteer Chapter of Green Power Transmission Co., Ltd., the people of Shanghai Electric Group Co., Ltd. and the Zhejiang branch of Green Volunteers Green People Electric Appliance Co., Ltd. Volunteer Chapter.
Group Party Secretary Liu Shui your chair this meeting. By the Group General Manager, the last green commissioned Volunteer Association Ye Yusen, Director of the Office group Jin Wang Zhi Comrade work report on behalf of the previous association. Volunteer Group, the second president of Zheng Jingjie green “public participation, a broad collaboration for the popular business make contributions to the green” as the title, gave a warm inauguration speech. Zheng Jingjie president affirmed Volunteers Association last green our achievements and future work on the association explained the focus and direction. He said that the previous association of fruitful work, so that this term, both associations have valuable experience and a great encouragement, but also feel more pressure, means that we welcome the greater challenges and shoulder the heavier mission. Zheng Jingjie said that the current Green Volunteer Association will actively with environmental protection departments Cooperation Actively participate in environmental activities, form a broad alliance of civil environmental protection, plunge into the benefits to the present power future generations of environmental career. Zheng Jingjie under the auspices of the President, to the newly elected executive director of the General Assembly, members are awarded a certificate.
Yueqing City Environmental Protection Agency, Yueqing City, Green Volunteers, Liu municipal government leadership speeches, respectively, their people, electric green Volunteers given a high rating and full affirmation of hope that the people who keep Electric Green Volunteer high morale, earnestly carried out various environmental activities good for the city’s business set an example. Zheng Yuan Bao
chairman made concluding remarks. He encouraged the people of the second green appliances of all members of the Volunteers, to truly become green pioneers, environmental models, environmental work, play a leading role, it must also shoulder the management, supervision, promotion of mission, to protect the environment, Green Development and full integration of the scientific development concept, look at the issue from a large area, from small things done, take off for the enterprise and social progress, green development and make due contributions to low-carbon economy.