WHIRLWIND RELEASES PRODUCT-LINE BROCHURE

Whirlwind Building Components, Houston, has just released a complete product-line brochure. This new components brochure is 12 pages of products, pictures, specs and, most importantly, the benefits of building with metal. To order a copy, call (800) 324-9992 or visit www.whirlwindsteel.com.

BLOG EXPLORES GREEN-BUILDING LEGAL ISSUES

The Green Real Estate Law Journal, available at www.greenrealestatelaw.com, is a blog that explores legal issues related to green design, construction and real estate. It is published by Stephen T. Del Percio, LEED AP, who also publishes the blog www.greenbuildingsNYC.com. The Green Real Estate Law Journal includes news stories and information about green construction contracts, green-building litigation, green-building insurance and legislation, and other regulatory issues.

ENERGYPEAK REPORT ADDRESSES PV LAMINATES

EnergyPeak, Moon Township, Pa., has issued a cool-roof report by Scott Kriner, LEED AP, president of Green Metal Consulting Inc., Macungie, Pa. It addresses the impact of thin-film photovoltaic laminates on a commercial building’s cooling load and provides an in-depth explanation of PV and cool roofing. The basic conclusion of the report is that in most construction, less than 2 1/2 percent of the electricity generated by the thin-film PV modules was needed to offset the added cooling load. Visit www.energypeak.com to access a copy.

GO GREENER LATER WITH FIRESTONE

The EnviroReady Roofing System and Warranty from Firestone Building Products Co., Indianapolis, protects roofs now, allowing for green enhancements later with no warranty interruptions. It also covers upgrades to future green systems, including approved garden and photovoltaic installations. For more information, call (800) 428-4442 or visit www.firestonebpco.com.