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Green roof framing techniques focus on reducing waste, reducing the amount of virgin wood used, and choosing wood products that have been certified for being sustainably harvested. Advanced roof framing techniques include the use of wood trusses and engineered lumber.

Because the roof system is also part of the building envelope, proper insulation, ventilation and control of air leakage is essential to meeting green building goals. This document discusses several approaches to include in your roofing system to ensure a durable, energy efficient roof.

Download this fact sheet to learn about:

  • The new Green Roof Professional certification
  • Wood trusses and engineered lumber
  • Aluminum or galvanized metal roofs
  • Radiant roof barriers
  • Rainwater catchment systems

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