Research & Resources

DSIREUSA.org (Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Energy)

Sep 01, 2011
DSIRE is a comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility and federal incentives and policies that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency. Established in 1995 and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, DSIRE is an ongoing project of the N.C. Solar Center and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council.

Severe Weather and Closed-Cell Spray Foam: A Better Building Technology – 2010

Sep 21, 2010
Homeowners, builders and community developers are more frequently using closed-cell spray polyurethane foam (ccSPF) as an insulation and exterior material, due, in part, to its track record of performance during severe weather events.

Insulation and Waterproofing for Metal Buildings & Metal Roof Systems – 2010

Sep 21, 2010
In this technical white paper, the use of closed-cell spray polyurethane foam (ccSPF) in metal buildings and metal roof retrofits and re-roofing projects is discussed, demonstrating the benefits of ccSPF for improving building energy efficiency, structural integrity, moisture resistance, and other key performance factors.

Thermoplastic Polyolefin Membranes (TPOs) – June 2010

Sep 21, 2010
Benchmark has been sitting on the fence with respect to TPO membranes for at least the past 10 years. We have been advising clients of our concerns about TPOs for longer than we ever expected to, and that in itself, says something about TPOs.

Specifying SPF Roofing Systems

Jul 28, 2010
In today’s buildings industry, there is a growing desire to provide owners with durable, long-lasting roofing systems that combine high energy performance with low maintenance costs.