OMG PUBLISHES ROOFING ACCESSORIES Agawam, Mass.-based OMG Roofing Products has released new literature about its full line of fasteners, adhesives, drains and accessories for lowslope roofing applications. The 6-page, full-color brochure includes detailed descriptions and photographs of the company's fasteners and insulation and membrane plates complete with relevant sizes and deck compatibility information, as well as product and application information for its line of OlyBond Adhesives. For more information, visit

NRCA MANUAL PROVIDES ROOFING GUIDELINES The Rosemont, Ill.-based National Roofing Contractors Association has released The NRCA Roofing Manual: Steep-slope Roof Systems—2009. It provides best-practice guidelines applicable to asphalt-shingle, clay- and concrete-tile, metal-shingle and synthetic-component, slate and woodshake and wood-shingle roof systems used in steep-slope applications. One section is dedicated to each roof type. To order the manual, visit


Whirlwind Building Components 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


The Green Real Estate Law Journal, available at, 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 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 to access a copy.

GO GREENER LATER WITH FIRESTONE The EnviroReady Roofing System and Warranty from Firestone 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