It’s no secret that green building is growing in the United States — a practice where the structure and application of processes are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building’s life cycle. Specifically, the North American green roof industry experienced an estimated 10.3 percent increase in 2016 over 2015, recording 889 projects in 40 U.S. states and six Canadian provinces (2016 Annual Green Roof Industry Survey).
Lighting and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) are the two largest uses of energy throughout the commercial building sector. In fact, lighting alone accounts for nearly 35–50 percent of total electricity consumption. Within the building envelope, however, lies the opportunity to reduce the energy being consumed and decrease a building’s overall carbon footprint. Achieving sustainability within the building envelope starts with specifying the right products. Choosing eco-friendly products doesn’t just ensure lower energy costs; it can enhance occupant health and reduce any negative impact on the building itself, as well as the environment.
Hyload Inc., manufacturer and supplier of roofing and waterproofing solutions, announced its addition of the ElastiKote product line. Elastokote LLC designs and manufactures VOC-exempt, solvent-based roofing and waterproofing spray-apply coating. Hyload’s current product offering includes through-wall flashing, single-ply membrane roofing, waterproofing and green roof systems. ElastiKote is an ideal addition to Hyload’s product line with its high-performance spray apply coating for roofing and waterproofing.