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Majestic Realty
What are the Benefits?
Blue roofs offer a number of advantages:
Combined sewer overflow (CSO) and flood prevention - Urban areas
with combined sewer systems - where both sewage and stormwater
flow into the same system - frequently become overwhelmed during
storms. The result? Untreated sewage winds up in lakes, rivers and
streams. By releasing the water slowly and in a controlled manner, a
blue roof prevents many of the problems that can be caused by CSO.
Cool building - A blue roof can significantly reduce a building's
heating costs, especially when it is combined with light-colored roofing materials.
Cool mist - The cooling effects can be enhanced by systems that
spray the stored water onto the roof's surface and the area surrounding the roof's footprint.
Practical uses - The water collected on a blue roof can also be put to
work for the building and its occupants. For instance, its uses include
things like fountains and irrigation (especially when blue and green
roofing systems exist on the same surface). A blue roof also provides
the opportunity to utilize what would otherwise be wasted space,
not to mention blue roofs are typically cheaper than green roofs and
require less maintenance.

What are the Drawbacks?
Like most new technologies, there are a few downsides to consider:
Standing water - Standing water attracts mosquitoes, and mosquitoes can carry diseases like the Zika and West Nile viruses.
Leaks - Anytime there's standing water on a roof, the potential
for leaks increases. In addition, the severity of damage caused by a
potential leak increases proportionally to the amount of water stored
on the roof.
Voiding of warranty - Many roof warranties include a clause that
any modification will void the roof's warranty, so it's a good idea to
read the fine print before going blue.
Load capacity - Like green roofs, blue roofs are heavy, so some roofs
might need to be fortified before adding blue or green features.
Roof Equipment - The addition of a blue roof system could require
moving roof equipment or rerouting pipes. If you aren't utilizing
a zero penetration system for your pipe supports or equipment
supports, you could end up with more punctures that if not installed
correctly will lead to leaks.

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The Badger Logistic Center will boost Majestic's
Midwest presence.

New World Design

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New World Design's
capabilities set it apart in
the hospitality sector.
Company Profiles
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109
112
115
118

Majestic Realty
New World Design
M.J. Electric LLC
MGM National Harbor
Kraus-Anderson Construction Co.
- CityPlace
120 Hunt Construction, an AECOM
Company - Fairmont Austin
124 Odom Construction Systems

When it comes to choosing between the
two, it's important to remember a couple of
things. First, aside from weight, green roofs
don't run the same risks of severe damage as
blue roofs. On the other hand, in urban areas
where CSO is a serious challenge, controlling
the speed at which rainwater drains into
the system can outweigh the drawbacks. In
the end, it is up to each building owner and
facility manager to weigh the pros and cons
of all the options and to make the decision
that's right for that particular building.

Are Blue Roofs Better than Green Roofs?
It depends. Each type of sustainable roofing offers both benefits and
drawbacks. They can reduce the energy load on a building, they can
mitigate the urban heat-island effect and they can conserve valuable
resources by putting stored rainwater to work. On the negative side,
both types of roof can be expensive and heavy.

Marion McKnight is vice president of operations at PHP Systems/Design where
he oversees core business and operational functions. Prior to joining the PHP team
in 1996, McKnight worked in sales and engineering for a piping technology company, which has served as the foundation for his expertise. For more information,
visit www.phpsd.com.

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