PIMA Sponsors Appalachian State Solar Decathlon Europe Entry

The Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association (PIMA) announced that it has signed on as a Kilowatt Level sponsor of Appalachian State University‘s entry to the Solar Decathlon Europe 2014.

Appalachian State University (Appalachian) is one of only three U.S. universities selected to participate in the prestigious Solar Decathlon Europe 2014, an international competition inspired by the U.S. Solar Decathlon that challenges student teams to design and build an energy-independent solar house. Twenty projects were selected for the competition out of a total of 44 candidacies from 23 countries.

“Using effective and accessible products in Maison Reciprocity such as polyiso, allows our team to dramatically improve upon the beloved row house typology without radically changing the norm in terms of products and systems,” says Appalachian State University Graduate Construction Manager, Scott Hopkins. “With a continuous layer of polyiso wrapping the building envelope, we can let more natural daylight into a traditionally long, narrow row house without sacrificing thermal performance.”

Appalachian is partnering with the University of Angers in Angers, France. The collaboration, dubbed Team Réciprocité, will present their energy plus house design, Maison Reciprocity, in Versailles from June 27 through July 14, 2014.

Team Réciprocité is committed to utilizing affordable solutions and practical, technological alternatives, such as polyiso insulation, to ensure that Maison Reciprocity remains highly sustainable throughout its life cycle. Using cross-laminated timber (CLT) as its primary structural system, Maison Reciprocity will be designed in modular, panelized components that may be flat-packed for easy transport and shipping.

“Maison Reciprocity will feature the latest in building systems technology as well as incorporate one of the most energy efficient insulation products available today, polyiso,” says Jared O. Blum, president of PIMA. “With the highest R-value per inch of any insulation product, and the only on that is third party certified, polyiso will be a critical component in this Solar Decathlon Europe entry.

“Our sponsorship underscores the polyiso industry’s commitment to net zero energy buildings – where the future of construction lies,” adds Blum.

Maison Reciprocity will be scalable to fit the needs of different sites, communities and owners while remaining energy independent. The final product will be a re-imagined row house, consisting of multiple stories and units.

“Using effective and accessible products in Maison Reciprocity such as polyiso, allows our team to dramatically improve upon the beloved row house typology without radically changing the norm in terms of products and systems,” says Scott Hopkins, graduate construction manager for Maison Reciprocity. “With a continuous layer of polyiso wrapping the building envelope, we can let in more natural daylight into a traditionally long, narrow row house without sacrificing thermal performance.”

PIMA member Atlas Roofing Company is also a sponsor of Team Réciprocité’s entry, Maison Reciprocity. Atlas Rboard is the main insulation throughout the house with four inches of Atlas Rboard polyiso being used as continuous insulation over CLT and stick frame walls.

The Solar Decathlon Europe will be will take place in France, neighboring the spectacular Château de Versailles June 27 to July 14, 2014.

Atlas Roofing to Host Contractor Meetings across the U.S.

Following the positive reception to last year’s Innovations Roadtrip events, Atlas Roofing will again be offering a series of informative contractor meetings in several cities across the U.S.

This year’s events, referred to as “The House Always Wins”, begin in March and will carry through to October, with eight cities slated in between. Atlas representatives and executives will speak at each one to detail the many ways Atlas designs with the contractor in mind. Attendees will get in-depth and hands-on introductions to new Atlas products, technology tools and incentive promotions.

Presentations are scheduled during the Atlas “House Always Wins” events for the latest shingle and underlayment technology, including the power of Pristine Shingles featuring Scotchgard Protector. There will also be demonstrations on the free iPad ProAPP for contractors. Using Cloud-based technology, this app allows contractors to create, calculate, and manage projects directly from an iPad. Demonstrations will also be given on the benefits of using Eagleview Aerial Roof Measurement Reports, which are included on the ProAPP, to enhance the estimating process.

Contractors will learn how to earn unlimited cash rewards through the new “4 Of A Kind” Contractor Rebate Program.

Every registered attendee at each event will have a chance to win an iPad, Yeti Cooler and other great prizes. A free catered buffet lunch will be served and each attendee will receive Atlas product samples, literature and a goodie bag.

Contractors must RSVP to attend. Continue to watch this website for updates on times and locations.

House Always Wins 2014 Roadshow:
• Canton, Ohio: Thursday, March 13
• Buffalo, N.Y.: Wednesday, April 2
• Minneapolis: TBD
• Houston: TBD
• Nashville, Tenn.: TBD
• Oklahoma City: TBD
• Raleigh, N.C.: TBD
• Washington, D.C.: TBD

Atlas Roofing Hires New Marketing and Communications Manager

Atlas Roofing Corp. continues to expand its sales and marketing efforts across all divisions of the company, including enhancements to manufacturing and production. To support this growth, Nisha George has been named marketing and communications manager at the company’s corporate headquarters in Atlanta.

George, who was previously marketing coordinator at Sto Corp.—a producer of versatile cladding and coating systems for building construction, maintenance and restoration—is in charge of creating and implementing marketing and communications plans for all four Atlas Residential and Commercial divisions.

“The expansion of our team further strengthens our ability to meet the needs of our Field Sales Reps, and ultimately our customers,” says Rick Gelatka, director of Marketing Services at Atlas
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George’s expertise started in event marketing and over the years has included communications, media relations, brand management, and social media. She began her career in the agency world, working as a Marketing Associate for Leap Forward Group—a full-service marketing firm. She was also an International Business Consultant in Latin America for Media Plus, Ltd.—an international media company.

An alumna of Emory University, George is currently pursuing her MBA in Marketing Management at Goizueta Business School and resides in Atlanta.

Shingles Feature Scotchgard

Atlas Pinnacle Pristine Shingles

Atlas Pinnacle Pristine Shingles

Atlas Roofing has introduced Pinnacle Pristine Shingles featuring Scotchgard Protector. Designed with the roofing contractor in mind,the shingles are oversized: 39 3/8 by 14 inches with a 6-inch exposure. They feature a true 1 1/4-inch-wide nailing area. Two FASTAC sealant lines adhere quickly and ensure a strong, long-lasting seal. The shingles have a 130-mph wind warranty with a standard four-nail application.

Atlas Signature Select-registered Contractors Can Access Roof Reports from Anywhere

Contractors registered on the Atlas Signature Select site can now access EagleView Technologies’ roof measurement reports from anywhere at any time, using the new Atlas ProAPP. Atlas Roofing and EagleView Technologies offer special pricing on reports ordered through the ProAPP to all contractors registered on the Atlas Signature Select site. The Atlas ProAPP offers a fast, mobile alternative for placing, receiving and storing roof measurement report information from EagleView.

Shingles Feature Oversized Dimensions

Atlas Roofing's "Built with HP Technology"

Atlas Roofing’s “Built with HP Technology”

Atlas Roofing Corp. has added its “Built with HP Technology” stamp to Pinnacle Pristine, StormMaster Slate and StormMaster Shake shingles. HP Technology features oversized dimensions, which translate into faster installation and less labor. It offers 1 1/4-inch-wide nailing, which ensures layers of shingles are accurately and securely fastened. FASTAC sealant lines adhere quickly and ensure a strong, long-lasting seal. HP Technology also provides shingles with a 130-mph-rated wind warranty with a standard four-nail application.

Atlas Roofing introduces Select Your Roof App for iPad

Select Your Roof iPad app

Select Your Roof iPad app

Atlas Roofing introduces Select Your Roof, a consumer-oriented app for iPad, devoted to the homeowner’s process of choosing an appropriate roofing system. The app is an extension of Atlas’ existing selectyourroof.com website and the Shingle Visualizer, an interactive webpage found on atlasroofing.com. The app, available for download on iTunes, is split into two parts: My Roof Color Gauge, which allows users to upload photos of their homes, and Shingle Visualizer, which changes shingle color options.