LEED Malarkey Roofing Products

LEED Malarkey Roofing Products

Protecting the environment is a crucial business issue that Malarkey Roofing Products ® has taken seriously since 1984. In partnership with the City of Portland, Malarkey received the State of Oregons Governors Award for energy conservation for the installation of a methane recovery pipeline. This recycling system reduces Malarkeys consumption of natural gas, a non-renewable fossil fuel, by over 80 percent. Additionally, Malarkey offers several Energy Star-rated roofing materials that provide eco-friendly options to consumers and may qualify for LEED points (check with your local distributor or sales representative for more information).

Enter your address and choose from one of our three plants to find out if you are within 500 miles. If you are, you qualify for LEED consideration.

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Malarkey products may qualify for up to 7 different types of LEED credits:

EA Credit 1.1: Optimize Energy Performance

To achieve increasing levels of energy performance beyond the prerequisite standard to reduce environmental and economic impacts associated with excessive energy use.

  • Depending on the building structure and baseline measurement, a vegetated roof utilizing Malarkey’s Advance Vegetative Roofing System (AVRS) trays can help achieve higher energy efficiency levels by providing a better insulation and heat island effect.

IEQ Credit 7.1: Thermal Comfort Design

To provide a comfortable thermal environment that promotes occupant productivity and well-being.

  • Design heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and the building envelope to meet the requirements of ASHRAE Standard 55-2004, Thermal Comfort Conditions for Human Occupancy (with errata but without addenda39). Vegetated roofs can help achieve better energy efficiency to meet ASHRAE 55.2 thermal environmental design standards to provide comfort for building occupants. Malarkey’s Advance Vegetative Roofing System (AVRS) trays support the growth of vegetative plants for this credit.

ID Credit 1.1-1.3: Innovation in Design

Achieve significant, measurable environmental performance using a strategy not addressed in the LEED for Construction and Major Renovations.

  • Vegetative Roofs may apply for LEED credit for exemplary performance of SS credit 7.2. Malarkey’s Advance Vegetative Roofing System (AVRS) trays support the growth of vegetative plants for this credit.

MR Credit 5.1-5.2: Regional Materials | Locally Harvested / Extracted Materials

Use building materials or products that have been extracted, harvested or recovered, as well as manufactured, within 500 miles of the project site for a minimum of 10% or 20%, based on cost, of the total materials value.

LEED Malarkey Roofing Products
  • Please use the map to determine if you are within 500 miles of one of our manufacturing plants or contact the Malarkey Technical Team for more information at 1-800-545-1191.

SS Credit 5.1: Site Development—Protect or Restore Open Habitat

To conserve existing natural site areas and restore damaged site areas to provide habitat and promote biodiversity. To be eligible for this credit, place native1 or adapted vegetation2 covering a minimum of 25% of the total site area (excluding the building footprint) or 5% of the total site area (including the building footprint), whichever is greater.

  • Vegetative Roof surfaces may apply for LEED credit if the plants meet the definition of native/adapted for at least 20 % of the site area, Malarkey’s Advance Vegetative Roofing System (AVRS) trays support the growth of vegetative plants for this credit.

SS Credit 6.1-6.2: Storm water Design-Quality Control

To limit disruption of natural hydrology by reducing impervious cover, increasing on-site infiltration, reducing or eliminating pollution from stormwater runoff and eliminating contaminants.

  • Malarkey’s Advance Vegetative Roofing System (AVRS) meters the stormwater, consistently while reducing the imperviousness and solids loading, retains more then 70% of the stormwater while significantly minimizing the overtaxing impact stormwater places on municipal systems.

IEQ Credit 7.1: Thermal Comfort Design

To provide a comfortable thermal environment that promotes occupant productivity and well-being. Design heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and the building envelope to meet the requirements of ASHRAE Standard 55-2004, Thermal Comfort Conditions for Human Occupancy (with errata but without addenda39).

  • Vegetated roofs can help achieve better energy efficiency to meet ASHRAE 55.2 thermal environmental design standards to provide comfort for building occupants. Malarkey’s Advance Vegetative Roofing System (AVRS) trays support the growth of vegetative plants for this credit.

SS Credit 7.2: Heat Island Reduction

Use roofing materials with a solar reflectance index (SRI) for a minimum of 75% of the roof surface.

Low-sloped roof ≤ 2:12 SRI 78 | Steep-sloped roof 2:12 SRI 29

    • Low-sloped roof ≤ 2:12 SRI 78

    For Low slope roofing applications, Malarkey’s  524 RCap Plus Reflective Cap sheet  and  624 RCap Reflective Cap sheet have an SRI greater then 78, making both roll products eligible for LEED credit. Installing 50% of the roof area with a vegetated roof with Malarkey’s Advance Vegetative Roofing System (AVRS) trays can also qualify for LEED credit.

  • Steep-sloped roof 2:12 SRI 29
  • For Steep slope roofing applications, Malarkey’s Ecoasis Premium offer shingle colors with an SRI of 29 or greater, making our solar reflective shingle eligible for LEED credit.

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