Being GREEN

Eagle Roofing Products Commitment To Environmental Responsibility

Eagle Goes Green
While many companies claim environmental responsibility as an aspiration or core value, at Eagle, it is more than that. It’s not just a part of what we do, it’s who we are. Eagle Roofing Products is dedicated to practicing environmental responsibility in everything we do. From the manufacturing process to the final product, our concrete roof tiles are created through sustainable, energy-efficient efforts. We are committed to doing our part protecting our planet for one simple reason: it is the right thing to do. A quick look at any aspect of our business will give you an idea of how this ideology permeates in everything we do (and make) – starting with our roof tiles.

Recycle/Repurpose: Unused concrete roof tiles can be crushed and used as a base for roadways.

Time-tested Materials
At each of our manufacturing facilities, we practice recycling and re-use initiatives. We produce inherent energy-efficient concrete roof tiles from completely natural, raw materials which include sand, cement, pigment and water. Our beautiful, long-lasting tiles are built to endure the toughest outdoor and weather conditions such as rain, hail impact, fire and high winds. They also pass freeze-thaw protection requirements (excluding our slurry tiles).

Green Buildings
Eagle is proud to serve as the leader in green concrete roof tile production. Our roof tiles are frequently chosen as the roof covering for many green residential and commercial structures throughout North America. Green building (also referred to as green construction or sustainable building) refers to the enacting of sustainable practices in the process of developing any structure. Development includes design, actual construction, operations, maintenance, renovations, and demolition. Green buildings aim to reduce their ecological footprint and can instead be a positive source for the climate and its natural surroundings by operating on methods that are more efficient than traditional buildings.

Green Buiding Programs
Eagle provides a vast selection of concrete roof tiles that align with the environmental and efficiency standards of Energy Star, Title 24 California Energy Code, and the Cool Roof Rating Council. Tiles meeting these criteria are also labeled with the logo of the corresponding initiative in all Eagle regional product brochures and on our website.

Because of our commitment to eco-friendly techniques, many of our products qualify for LEED rating points. Created by The U.S. Green Building Council, LEED is a program for green buildings and communities across the world. Our concrete roof tiles are proven to aid buildings in becoming LEED certified. This certification can apply to large buildings and commercial facilities, neighborhood developments, cities and communities, as well as homes.

Since our founding, we’ve strived to create roofing products that are durable, efficient, and environmentally friendly. We’re committed to sustainable initiatives because these practices promote healthy communities and have a positive long-term impact on our environment. Most importantly, our commitment stems from a deep-seated desire to help create a better world for those we serve.

Eagle Platinum Tile

Here at Eagle Roofing Products, we are passionate about what we do and what we create. We stand behind our products and always stay on top of the trends, creating concrete roof tiles and products that are sure to amaze.

One might ask, “How can you make an already outstanding product even better?” Well, through our partnership with Industrial Nanotech (a global nanoscience solutions research and development leader) we are now offering a moisture-resistant roof tile that is not only energy efficient but ensures lasting beauty and curb appeal.

How does this product work? This innovative technology is powered by a dual-purpose, deep penetrating clear coating providing the perfect balance of energy efficiency and lasting beauty to our already exquisite Eagle concrete tile. Unlike other sealants and coatings that stay on the surface of the tile, when applied, this patented coating seeps deep down into the tile. Not only does Eagle Platinum Tile insulate and reduce heat transfer in and out of the structure home 365 days a year, but studies show that this technology can reduce heating and cooling costs between 20 percent and 40 percent in just a short time.

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What else makes Eagle Platinum Tile so great?

 

  • Resistant to Growth – Mold, mildew, bacteria, algae, streaks, and stains
  • Weathering Resistance – Protection from elements such as salt sea spray (not part of the warranty)
  • Environmentally Friendly – Low VOC compliant, water-based, non-toxic, non-flammable
  • Excellent UV Resistance – Reduces color degradation (not part of the warranty)
  • Clear Coat – Does not obscure the roof’s beauty
  • Breathable – Does not promote condensation or moisture build up
  • Long -Term Performance and Protection

 

Eagle Platinum is available on most color through Eagle tile- not including Ponderosa, slurry or Artisan.

For more information on this top-of-the-line product, please visit www.eagleroofing.com/products/eagle-platinum-tile/.

New California Title 24 Requirements: Understanding How They Affect You and Your Customers

Californias Title 24 energy standards address the energy efficiency of new construction of, and additions and alterations to, homes and commercial buildings. Since buildings are one of the major contributors to electricity demand, the goal of Title 24 is to reduce energy consumption in California for its energy future.

The Title 24 Roofing Code establishes new requirements to promote the installation of “Cool Roofs” in Low Rise Residential Steep Slope Construction. Cool Roofs are roofs consisting of materials with extraordinarily high reflectance of the sun’s energy from the roof surface, as well as have high emissivity, allowing them to emit infrared energy. Thus, significantly reducing energy costs and urban heat islands.

Eagle Roofing Products is committed to helping our partners adhere to the California Energy Commissions energy standards by providing our Customers with Cool Roof concrete tile solutions that not only meet the new requirements, but deliver the beauty, durability and value that youve come to expect.

How does Title 24 Impact You?

  • Builders:      All new permits and buildings must comply
  • Architects:   Must plan for the new energy efficiency requirements
  • Roofers:      Can differentiate by knowing the new code

Cool Roof Criteria

California is divided into 16 climate zones. Buildings located in Climate Zones 10 -15 need to meet the following Solar Reflectance (SR), Thermal Emittance (TE) and Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) requirements as outlined by the California Energy Commission (CEC).

Solar Reflectance

  • Solar Reflectance (SR): Measure of a surfaces ability to reflect solar energy.
  • Dark surfaces tend to absorb solar energy, becoming hot and passing heat into the attic below. Lighter surfaces reflect solar energy and help keep the roof and building cooler.
  • Solar Reflectance is expressed as a percentage (0-100%) as listed by the CRRC.
  • Aged Solar Reflectance tests the surface after three years and is typically lower than initial solar reflectance.
  • The new Title 24 requirement for aged SR is .20 or 20%.

Thermal Emittance

  • Thermal Emittance (TE): The ability of a roofing material to release absorbed heat energy back into the atmosphere.
  • Surfaces with low emittance transfer more heat into the roof components and attic space.
  • Thermal Emittance is expressed as a percentage (0-100%) as listed by the CRRC.
  • The new Title 24 requirement for TE is .75 or 75%.

Solar Reflectance Index

  • Solar Reflectance Index (SRI): Index that uses a calculation, incorporating both SR and TEas listed by the CRRC.
  • A color is assigned a value between 0 and 100.
  • The California Energy Commission is concerned with aged SRI.
  • The aged SRI calculation is made using a 3 year aged reflectance, as listed with the CRRC.
  • The CRRC has a calculator for new colors to determine an estimated aged SRI.
  • The new Title 24 requirement for Estimated Aged SRI is 16.

New Construction Eagle Products Available

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Re-Roof and Alterations Eagle Products Available

Climate Zones 10-15

  • Any tile color that has an aged SRI of 16 or more.
  • Any color of Capistrano.
  • Any tile installed on elevated battens that provide 1” between the bottom of the tile and the roof deck.

Requirements vary by zone, depending on the building and the climate method. Any municipality, even outside of climate zones 10-15, can choose to enforce these Title 24 changes. Any municipality in all climate zones can choose more strict regulations, such as Cal Green. It is important that contractors know the requirements in the municipalities where they re-roof.

To see which climate zone your project is in and the requirements associated with your building structure, visit the CECs website: http://www.energy.ca.gov/maps/renewable/building_climate_zones.html

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Eagle Being Green: Doing Our Part to Help the Environment

It’s important to you and your family, and ours as well. We love our planet and want to do our part to help the environment in we do.
We take our commitment to being environmentally friendly seriously, which is evident in our Eagle Green initiative. We’d like to share with you some of the steps we take to produce a product and business that keeps our planet safe and clean. 

We lead all other concrete tile manufacturers with our recycling and re-use activities:

• We make a concerted effort to reduce haul-off from all of our plants when purchasing the most energy-efficient 
and environmentally safe equipment we can find.

• Rejected tile is crushed and re-introduced into the manufacturing process.

• Trash that cannot be recycled is compacted to reduce landfill deposits.

• Wood tile pallets are repaired and re-used whenever possible.

• Synthetic oils are used on machinery when possible due to their long life-span.

• Engine oil and filters from plant equipment are recycled.

• All Eagle tile sealers are water-based.

If you have questions about our tile manufacturing or about the environmental benefits of tile roofing, please contact us at eagleroofing.com.