Where to find more roofing and waterproofing industry information:

Source Specialty Website

AIA
American Institute of Architects

Represents the professional interests of America's architects www.aia.org
ANSI
American National Standards Institute
A private organization that serves as administrator facilitating a voluntary consensus standards and conformity assessment system web.ansi.org
ASTM
American Society for Testing and Materials
A standards developer providing information and services contributing to the reliability of materials, products, systems and services promoting public health and safety www.astm.org
CSI
Construction Specifications Institute
The association brings together all of the various fields related to design and construction www.csinet.org
educate PROS An online classroom for construction and design industry professionals seeking information and education related to roofing and waterproofing technology www.educatepros.com
ENERGY STAR Program The program is government backed and helps businesses and individuals protect the environment through energy efficiency www.energystar.gov
FM Factory Mutual Research A commercial and industrial property insurance and risk management organization which specializes in property protection www.fmglobal.com
LBNL
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
A U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory which conducts unclassified scientific research and is managed by the University of California www.lbl.gov

NRCA
National Roofing Contractors Association

An association of roofing, roof deck and waterproofing contractors www.nrca.net

RCI
Roof Consultants Institute

A fellowship of professionals who learn from each other and who share a common goal of sustaining the highest standards www.rci-online.org
SPRI
Single Ply Research Institute
Learn more about sheet membrane and component suppliers to the commercial roofing industry www.spri.org
UL
Underwriters Laboratories
Provides global conformity assessment; product testing and certification services; ISO9000, QS-9000 and ISO 14001 registrations www.ul.com
USGBC
U.S. Green Building Council
The council is the nation's leading coalition of corporations, builders, universities, federal and local agencies and nonprofit organizations working together to promote buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work www.usgbc.com
Vinyl by Design An information resource about vinyl for building design professionals www.vinyldesign.com
Vinyl News Service VNS is a service of the Vinyl Institute, a U.S. trade association representing the leading manufacturers of vinyl and vinyl products www.vinylnewsservice.net
Vinyl Roofing Division of CFFA (Chemical Fabrics and Film Association) A division of the Chemical Fabrics and Film Association created to educate people on attributes of vinyl, or PVC, as a durable material for reflective, heat-weldable, single-ply roofing systems www.vinylroofs.org