Firestone Wins RoofPoint Excellence in Design Awards

Firestone Building Products Co. LLC has been awarded the 2012 RoofPoint Excellence in Design Award in two categories: Global Leadership and Advancing Sustainable Roofing.

The 2012 RoofPoint Excellence in Design Awards recognizes the best in design and installation of long-lasting, energy-efficient, environmentally friendly roof systems. Annual award winners are selected from projects that best exemplify the mission and meet the criteria of RoofPoint.

RoofPoint is a voluntary, consensus-based green rating system developed by the Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing to provide a means for building owners and designers to select nonresidential roof systems based on long-term energy and environmental benefits. RoofPoint serves as a simple, transparent and professional measure to validate that new and replacement roof systems are designed, installed and maintained in accordance with the best sustainable practices available today.

Firestone’s Global Leadership Award demonstrates the best application of RoofPoint beyond the borders of the U.S.

Project Name:
Lowe’s Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada

The Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse in Etobicoke (Toronto) opened in 2012. The building features 80 mil Firestone UltraPly TPO Platinum membrane and V-Force Vapor Barrier Membrane. UltraPly TPO Walkway Pads were added to help reduce wear caused by rooftop foot traffic and the weight of solar self-ballasted panels. The building features the PLATINUM PV Program, helping to transform the rooftop into a solar power system and allowing the facility to capitalize on the environmental and financial benefits of renewable energy. The building has an exceptional R-Value of 32.5, with two layers of ISO 95+ polyiso insulation, and a top layer of adhered ISOGARD HD Cover Board to minimize heat loss and resist extreme weather conditions. The project’s roofing system is backed by a 25-year warranty, providing excellent value for the building owner.

Firestone’s Advancing Sustainable Roofing Award demonstrates how an individual roofing project may be used as a model for expanding sustainable roofing awareness and practice.

Project Name:
Bridgestone Americas Technical Center, Akron, Ohio

Opened in 2012, the 260,000 square-foot Bridgestone Americas Technical Center is built to LEED Gold specifications using a full suite of Firestone products.The roofing system features RubberGard EPDM and EcoWhite EPDM. EcoWhite EPDM membranes combine the eco-friendly attributes of a white membrane with the performance of traditional EPDM. The roofing system is flexible in colder climates and can cut energy expenditures by approximately eight percent. The roof is also backed by a 30-year Platinum warranty.

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