Efficient, Effective, Ecological
FiberTite can withstand challenging environments and harsh chemicals and perform flawlessly for decades. As such its carbon footprint is much lower than less durable competitors, which require more frequent manufacturing, delivery and installation.
FiberTite has one of the best scores from the Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) in the industry.
Installing a roof with high solar reflectivity (SR) and infrared emittance (IE) is a great way to increase a building’s energy efficiency. The CRRC rates FiberTite® roofing membranes at 83 SR and 85 IE, which are among the top scores in the industry. FiberTite roofing membranes are also ENERGY STAR® compliant. Cool roof properties typically save between seven and 20 cents per square foot annually according to an energy saving model developed by the U.S. Department of Energy. When estimating the total life cycle cost of a roof that lasts over 20 years, the energy savings makes a significant impact in the lifecycle cost of that roof. Visit www.coolroofs.org to learn more about the CRRC rating system.
Rooftop gardens originated in Europe centuries ago, but it wasn’t until the 1980s that rooftop gardens became a cost-effective option for commercial buildings. Also known as green roofs, these sustainable roof installations are a popular choice because they are efficient, aesthetically pleasing and provide tremendous benefits to the environment. Learn more.
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)
The LEED Green Building Rating System for New Construction (LEED-NC Version 2.0) rating system promotes buildings that are environmentally responsible in their design while being sustainable, profitable in their operation and healthy for those using them. LEED buildings may qualify for government incentives.
There are no “LEED approved” products. A LEED project is rated and subsequently classified through a registration process and ranked by a point total based upon compliance with the rating system.
Specific to roofing, new construction and major renovation projects may receive one point by installing a “cool roof” or vegetated green roof per the LEED Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) requirement. FiberTite® beige and white roofing membranes greatly exceed LEED requirements. To learn more, visit http://www.usgbc.org/LEED/.
California Title 24
FiberTite roofing membranes meet the SR and IE Requirements of California Title 24 energy efficiency standards. These demanding standards call for air conditioned, non-residential buildings with low-slope roofs to have a roof surface that has .70 initial solar reflectivity and a .75 initial infrared emittance as measured by the CRRC.
FiberTite was one of the first roofing membranes labeled under the ENERGY STAR roofing products program. ENERGY STAR is voluntary U.S. Environmental Protection Agency program helping businesses and individuals protect the environment through superior energy efficiency. To learn more, visit http://www.energystar.gov/.
Seaman Corporation / FiberTite is a founding member of the Vinyl Roofing Division of the Chemical Fabrics and Film Association. The division was created to educate architects, specifiers, building owners and roofing contractors on the attributes of vinyl as a durable, reflective, heat-weldable material for single-ply roofing systems. Check out the Vinyl Roofing website by clicking on the button below.