A new Disclosure requirements have come into effect on July 1st, 2013. This disclosure requires owners of non-residential commercial properties to disclose the building’s most recent twelve month of energy usage prior to any sale, lease or financing.
The new disclosures apply only to commercial building with a total gross floor area of more than 50,000 square feet. The law encompasses commercial building with a total gross floor area of more than 10,000 sq. ft. starting January 1st 2014.
These recent changes directly affect owners of commercial buildings in San Jose and the entire Bay Area. Energy saving measures are not only helping save our environment and affect the bottom line, they are a real investment in your commercial property. New disclosure requirements will affect outdated commercial building in an unfavorable financial manner and will make it more difficult and expensive to sell or lease the property. Take measure now and upgrade your non-residential commercial building with new energy saving features that we offer as a pioneer in energy efficient roofing.
Are you considering a Cool or a Green Roof? Platinum Roofing is your local Energy Saving Expert. If you are building a new home or retrofitting an existing property, decide during planning whether you want a cool roof, and if you want to convert an existing roof, you can:
- Retrofit the roof with specialized heat-reflective material.
- Re-cover the roof with a new waterproofing surface (such as tile coating).
- Replace the roof with a cool one.
A cool roof uses material that is designed to reflect more sunlight and absorb less heat than a standard roof. Cool roofs can be made of a highly reflective type of paint, a sheet covering, or highly reflective tiles or shingles.
As cool roofs become more popular, communities will benefit from fewer power plant emissions and less demand for new power plants. Cool roofs can lower outside air temperatures, reducing heat islands in urban areas.
Nearly any type of home can benefit from a cool roof, but consider climate and other factors before you decide to install one.
You may also consider installing a green roof. Platinum Roofing Green roofs are ideal for urban buildings with flat or shallow-pit roofs, and can include anything from basic plant cover to a garden. The primary reasons for using this type of roof include managing storm water and enjoying a rooftop open space. Green roofs also provide insulation, lower the need for heating and cooling, and can reduce the urban heat island effect. This roof type can be much more expensive to implement than other efficient roof options, so you should carefully assess your property and consult a professional before deciding to install a green roof.