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Diversified Automation specializes in the delivery of intelligent, open architecture building automation, energy management, access control and CCTV systems and solutions. Our mission is to provide customized solutions to the owners and property managers of commercial, medical, educational and industrial facilities — making them more comfortable, safe, productive, and less costly to operate.

Echelon is the creator of LONWORKS networking technology. LONWORKS networking is designed for any use that requires control, monitoring or sensing.

USA Is a leading manufacturer of energy control technologies that reduce the amount of electricity used by a variety of plug-loads. More than 80,000 units have been installed. The VendingMiser reduces electricity use by up to 50% and reduces CO₂ and NOx. Other products include: CoolerMiser for glass-front, reach-in coolers; SnackMiser for snack machines; and PlugMiser for arcade and printing equipment. (Most of the products have a pay-back of less than two years.)

Cool Roofs

The new 3M Cool Roofing Granules are up to three times more reflective than comparable typical colored granules, and they are available in a palette of new vivid colors.

Akzo Nobel, based in the Netherlands, is a diversified, multicultural and truly global company, serving customers throughout the world with coatings and chemicals. Use this site's search feature to find reports on cool roof and other products.

American Rooftile Coatings' goals are to reduce energy costs of homes covered by tile roofs, through the use of more reflective, cool coatings; and to add value by restoring the fresh, attractive look of a new tile roof. This is achieved by using a proven refinishing process and by applying a five-coat, durable, polymeric membrane.

Whether you manufacture paints and coatings or the ingredients that go into them, we offer a broad line of high-quality chemicals for use in your formulations. And we offer you the advantage of working with one company.

BASF Industrial Coatings presents the "ULTRA-Cool Club," featuring suppliers who are taking advantage of the benefits of ULTRA-Cool technology. ULTRA-Cool coatings from BASF are a premium cool coating system for metal substrates. When used in exterior construction applications, such as metal roofing, ULTRA-Cool coatings dramatically increase the reflectivity of medium to darker colors. This higher reflectivity reduces heat levels and, thus, the amount of energy needed for cooling.

CertainTeed's CoolStar roofing products feature a factory-applied acrylic-based, bright white coating designed to reflect heat as well as withstand the effects of heat, light, moisture and weathering. These products eliminate the need for post-installation on-site coating, which reduces labor costs. These products meet initial ENERGYSTAR requirements and are California Title 24 compliant for both reflectance and emittance.

Representing all of the leading manufacturers of vinyl roofing systems in North America, the Vinyl Roofing Division of the Chemical Fabrics and Film Association is committed to educating architects, specifiers, building owners and roofing contractors on the attributes of PVC as the preferred material for reflective, durable, single ply roofing systems.

Constructed of approximately 95 to 98 percent post-consumer recycled material, Classic Metal Roofing Systems' line of aluminum roofing employs aluminum and color coatings that are highly reflective of the sun's ultraviolet rays, which translates into savings on energy costs of as much as 20 percent or more. According to the company, aluminum provides a lightweight, weather-resistant alternative that protects against structural damage; offers fire protection; resists impact, cracking, staining and curling; and can often be installed over existing roofing, saving time and diverting waste.

The Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) is an independent and non-biased organization that has established a rating system for displaying accurate radiative property data on the outermost layer of roof surfaces. (Check out their Rated Products Directory to find the roofing product you are looking for.)

CustomBuilt Metal's COOL ROOF coatings are highly reflective, with a minimum solar reflectance of 25 percent, and 60 percent or more on lighter colors. When applied and cured on properly prepared substrates, a COOL ROOF exhibits outstanding color stability, chalk resistance, durability, abrasion resistance, chemical resistance and flexibility while also providing outstanding solar heat deflection and energy efficiency.

In the commercial roofing industry, reflectivity has been the dominant discussion point for several years. Now the term sustainability is receiving a lot of attention. To be considered sustainable, a roofing system must meet the Five E's of high-performance roofing: Energy, Environment, Endurance, Economics, and Engineering. In each of these areas, the Duro-Last Cool Zone roofing system leads the commercial roofing industry.

Residential, Commercial, Industrial. Whatever type of property you own, the skilled team of contractors at Eagle Roofing builds the type of roof you want with name brands you can trust. We offer exceptional service, we're very clean, and we stake our good reputation on our quality workmanship.

Elk Corporation's revolutionary new Prestique Cool Color Series combines the visual impact of Prestique roofing shingles into the first energy-efficient "cool" asphalt shingle offered in a palette of rich, organic colors. These remarkable shingles slow heat build-up for a more energy-efficient home. The Elk Cool Color Series is composed of highly reflective granules that bounce back the sun's rays and more effectively release absorbed heat.

ENERGY STAR® qualified roof products reflect more of the sun's rays which can lower roof surface temperature by up to 100F, decreasing the amount of heat transferred into a building. ENERGY STAR® qualified roof products can help reduce the amount of air conditioning needed in buildings, and can reduce peak cooling demand by 10 to 15 percent.

This calculator helps you estimate how much energy and money you can save by installing an ENERGY STAR® labeled roof product on your home or building.

Ferro is a leading producer of performance materials sold to a broad range of manufacturers. Ferro materials enhance the performance of products in a variety of end markets, including consumer electronics, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, building and renovation, appliances, transportation, household furnishings, and industrial products.

GAF Materials Corporation has grown to become North America's largest manufacturer of residential roofing (sold under the GAF-Elk brand) and commercial roofing (sold under the GAF brand).

Hanson Roof Tile is a leading manufacturer of concrete roof tile in the U.S. With 9 plants, it supplies the highest quality concrete roof tile in a wide variety of styles and colors.

ISP offers a broad line of specialties used in electronics, metallurgy, plastics, oilfield, building materials, membranes and other commercial products. All ISP specialties are characterized by excellent performance/cost profiles and provide important functionalities in enhancing or differentiating household and industrial brands sold for a variety of applications.

Johns Manville's GlasKap CR cool roof cap sheet is a white, mineral-surfaced, white acrylic coated, fiber glass cap sheet used as the uppermost finish ply in a variety of built-up and hybrid SBS roofing systems. The UV-resistant coating provides protection to the membrane and underlying asphalt as well as a reflective, emissive surface that meets California's Title 24 through the Standard Prescriptive Approach, the company reports, and has a reflectivity rating at 0.76 and emissivity rated at 0.85.

Maruhachi Ceramics of America (MCA) is one of several industrial partners who participated in a California Energy Commission Public Interest Research (PIER) project that made cool-colored roofing products a market reality. Whether you are an architect, designer, roofing contractor, or homeowner, the information you need to select the roofing tile for your next project is here.

Met-Tile, Inc. has become an ENERGY STAR® partner for its metal tile panel roofing system, which consists of long-length steel panels that are applied vertically and tightly secured with screw fasteners that keep the roof in place, even under the heaviest wind and rain. According to the company, the "cool roof" Met-Tile line features a high-performance architectural coating system with solar reflectivity values that meet and in some cases exceed ENERGY STAR® requirements, and because roof surfaces stay cooler, they should be less subject to chemical and atmospheric degradation, resulting in longer roof life.

TAMKO Building Products, Inc.'s MetalWorks Cool Colors steel shingles are manufactured to be long lasting and energy efficient, with high solar reflectance to help lower energy costs, the company reports. Each MetalWorks Cool Color product is rated by the Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC).

At MonierLifetile, we understand what a tremendous undertaking it can be to build or replace a roof. Our durable concrete roof tiles and Roof System Components enhance and protect your home in ways no other roofing material can match-greatly reducing the need for replacement. What's more, you'll continue to see savings from our concrete tile roof through reduced cooling costs, potentially higher resale value and quite possibly, reduced homeowner's insurance premiums.

Elastomeric roof and wall coating products manufacturer National Coatings report that their AcryShield cool roof acrylic, water-based roof coatings, manufactured and installed, helped avoid as many as 24 million pounds of CO2 production in reduced demands for energy across the nation in 2006.

Established in 1886, NRCA is one of the construction industry's oldest trade associations and the voice of professional roofing contractors worldwide.

Open Energy Corporation (OEC), a renewable energy company focused on the development and distribution of solar energy solutions, announced that its SolarSave PV Membrane product has received Underwriter's Laboratory (UL) approval to incorporate material from Seaman Corporation (FiberTite), Duro-Last and IB Roof Systems. According to the company, SolarSave membranes are now approved with a Class A fire rating for roofs from flat to 2:12 slope for all UL listed roofing applications for these membranes.

From insulating, roofing, acoustical, to basement finishing, Owens Corning's systems deliver maximum energy efficiency, low maintenance, sound control, convenience, beauty and peace of mind with warranties that are among the best in the industry.

Polyglass offers a line of high quality white elastomeric roof coatings and accessories that keep roofs cool and prolong roof life by reflecting damaging heat and powerful UV rays. Polyglass white elastomeric roof coatings meet the stringent standards of the Cool Roof Rating Council for solar reflectance and thermal emittance, and are Miami Dade approved.

The Solar in a Box systems from Ready Solar include high-efficiency solar panel packages available in 0.5 kW increments, 1kW-5kW systems and modular systems available in multiple configurations. According to the company, the systems are easily installed by a general contractor, and the Ready Solar aluminum frame mounting system is pre-wired and pre-configured.

The Shepherd Color Company is a manufacturer of complex inorganic color pigments including Arctic pigments that reflect the sun's infrared energy. These pigments allow the formulation of a variety of colored systems that minimize heat build-up and meet ENERGY STAR® requirements for solar reflectivity.

The SpecRight Program provides information about conserving energy and protecting the environment through quality roof system design, installation, materials and maintenance. Their EnergyWise Roof Calculator Online ( ) web-based application allows roofing professionals to construct virtual roof assemblies to evaluate thermal efficiency and estimate energy costs via comparison of other roof assemblies (at ground level) absent other building envelope components. It also contains minimum thermal insulation requirements established by ASHRAE Standard 90.1-1999.

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The Ultimate Coatings Company's green technology paints and coatings exceed energy efficiency regulations of the newest California Title 24 and LEED building codes for commercial and residential buildings.


The ENERGY STAR® product labeling program from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy promotes the use of a wide range of energy-efficient products. In many cases, individual products and manufacturer information are provided at the ENERGY STAR® website. (Examples: Household Appliances, Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs, Exit Signs, Home Electronics, Office Equipment, Heating and Cooling Products, Homes, Windows, Residential Lighting Fixtures, Transformers, Roof Products and Insulation.)


AM Conservation Group, Inc. has been a manufacturer and distributor of weatherization and energy conserving products since 1989. They offer a line of products from water conserving shower-heads to compact florescent lights to door and window accessories and more. is the building design and construction industry hub that delivers integrated business-to-business collaboration and e-commerce services for the building industry.

Offered by Digitest Services Inc., this is a product that plugs into any appliance and displays estimates of its annual operating costs.

Quality solid state electric meters, meter reading systems and software.

Through the distribution of resource conserving products and the provision of objective, accurate information, EFI strives to assist people in their efforts to use energy and water efficiently, leading to improved quality of life and economic condition.

The is the online resource for energy efficient products. All products on are tested, approved, and rated by a Panel of Experts in the energy industry, thereby assuring high quality and functionality in each and every product. The site also focuses on providing energy efficiency information, as well as encouraging environmental awareness.

GFX is a new plumbing product developed under a U.S. Department of Energy Grant and engineered to recycle the enormous amount of energy carried by hot drain water from residential showers and sinks.

A list of green building product manufacturers, compiled by McGraw-Hill Sweets. These manufacturers have included green information to help you learn more about their green products, how they are used in sustainable design, and the manufacturer's own green practices.

Stop Global Warming. Save Energy and Money through renewables.

ICF Consulting has advised clients in both the private and public sectors for nearly 30 years on all facets of the energy industry. These clients include energy resource producers, integrated utilities, generating companies, wires companies, real estate developers, financial institutions, regulators, and energy service providers. Services to these organizations include analyzing government regulations and policies, developing and implementing market strategies, supporting litigation, managing energy-efficiency programs, and providing information systems.

Information for making buildings energy efficient and environmentally responsible,including online databases, newsletters and other references.

Niagara Conservation is a leading manufacturer of quality water and energy conservation products including the Niagara Flapperless™ toilets and Earth™ Massage showerheads. We also carry shower and toilet accessories; faucet aerators; outdoor water conservations products; lighting, bulbs and accessories; window treatments/insulators; weatherization products; and conservation kits. In addition to being a leading manufacturer of quality water and energy conservation products - helps water companies and utilities across the nation to develop, implement and maintain efficiency programs to meet their conservation goals. From direct mail shipments to customers' homes, through full service turnkey programs, a typical conservation program distributing 10,000 Niagara "Water Saver Kits" will save 400 million gallons of water per year.