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Title: ROOFER™ energy performance assessment and course of action analyses
Authors: Vance, Samuel J.
Flores-Dávila, Jorge O.
Biswas, Kaushik.
Keywords: Roofs--Maintenance and repair
Roofs--Energy conservations
Roofing--Computer programs
Military bases
Sustainment Management Systems (SMS)
Publisher: Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical Report (Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)) ; no. ERDC/CERL TR-18-33
Abstract: ROOFER is a condition-assessment tool used by facility mangers to objectively assess roof condition in order to justify repair/replace decisions. Currently however, ROOFER does not account for energy use and sustainability factors in its repair/replace recommendations. This project was aimed at incorporating energy factors into an enhanced version of the ROOFER methodology to provide facility managers with alternative energy-saving options. The output of Enhanced ROOFER is an estimated total cost of ownership over the expected lifespan for alternative energy-efficient roof types. The purpose of the tool is to determine an optimal roof-replacement option based on maintenance, energy, and installation costs amortized over the roof life. Demonstration of Enhanced ROOFER was performed at three military installations, and as a result of the findings, the team concluded that a policy to encourage the use of cool roofs was warranted in lieu of the use of a fully developed Enhanced ROOFER system. UFC 3-110-03, “Roofing with Change 2,” was subsequently revised to allow for use of thermoplastic olefin roof types and encourage the use of cool roofs in general.
Description: Technical Report
Gov't Doc #: ERDC/CERL TR-18-33
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
Size: 54 pages / 3.536 Mb
Types of Materials: PDF/A
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