Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing

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Established 2008
Chairman John Geary
President Craig Silvertooth
Headquarters Washington, DC, USA

The Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing is a not-for-profit organization headquartered in Washington DC, which focuses on the intersection between roofing and energy and environmental performance. The Center's core mission is to "serve as a forum to draw together the entire roofing industry to the common cause of promoting the roofing knowledge base, development and use of environmentally responsible, high performance roof systems."


In February 2008, a group of industry leaders established the Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing, a 501(c)(6) organization designed to promote the knowledge base, development and use of environmentally responsible, high-performance roof systems. Headquartered in Washington, DC, the Center was created with specific objectives:

  • Serve as a repository for information pertaining to energy, the environment and roofing
  • Coordinating and encouraging objective research
  • Serve as a research link between academia and industry and providing a forum for ongoing peer review of such research
  • Safeguard jurisdiction to ensure new roofing products, systems and services remain within the sphere of the roofing industry
  • Expand market opportunities
  • Develop science-based advocacy on behalf of the industry
  • Coordinate standards and codes, both in the U.S. and abroad[1]

The Center commenced operations on March 4, 2008.

Founding Members[edit]

Corporations that have made a significant financial commitment over a five-year period to the Center are considered "Founding Members."


RoofPoint is a voluntary, consensus based document developed by the Research Committee of the Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing with input from roofing contractors, roof consultants, roofing material manufacturers, roofing research organizations, and other stakeholder groups. RoofPoint is designed to evaluate both new and replacement roofs for commercial and institutional low-slope buildings. Much like the LEED building rating system does for the overall environmental impact of buildings, RoofPoint provides a means to evaluate roof system environmental performance over the life cycle of the building it covers, providing a useful measure for what constitutes a sustainable roof in design, construction, operation, and decommissioning.

RoofPoint is organized into five functional and weighted areas representing the primary environmental contributions of modern roofing systems:

  • Energy management
  • Durability/Life cycle management
  • Materials management
  • Water management
  • Environmental innovation in roofing

RoofPoint Excellence in Design Award[edit]

The Excellence in Design Award was established in 2003 by the National Roofing Contractors Association to recognize those who design long-lasting, energy-efficient, environmentally friendly roof systems according to accepted industry practices. In 2008, the Center took ownership of the Excellence in Design Award. The Award names an overall winner and category winners for best vegetated roof, best solar roof, and best roof recycling. In 2011, the award was renamed the RoofPoint Excellence in Design Award.

The Center named Nations Roof, Lithia Springs, GA the overall winner of its Excellence in Design Award competition during the International Roofing Expo 2009. The best vegetated roof was awarded to the William J. Clinton Presidential Library, built by Tremco inc.[2] The best solar roof was awarded to the Fresh & Easy Warehouse in Riverside, CA, built by Sika Sarnafil. The best roof recycling was awarded to Duke University Hospital.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-14. Retrieved 2010-05-20. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-03-04. Retrieved 2010-05-20. 

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