The benefits of solar-reflective materials and colors are well known and understood, especially in warm climates around the world. With urban density increasing, the heat-island effect impacts cities at an ever increasing rate.
White highly reflective thermoplastic and liquid-applied membranes (LAM) increase reflectance and reduce both the heat-island effect and the cooling energy consumption of buildings. Sika roofing systems support LEED Green Building certification by providing a very high initial Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) and high 3-year SRI values according to CRRC (Cool Roof Rating Council) standard procedures.
Customer: Neinver is a leading European developer, investor and property manager with a strong focus on retail and logistics. It is the first company to obtain BREEAM In-Use certification for an entire outlet portfolio across Europe.
Project: New shopping center (20,000 m²) in Barcelona, Spain.
Neinver sought a high-performance integrated roofing solution to support BREEAM ES “very good” certification.
Neinver decided to implement the Sika Sola-Roof® and the highly reflective Sarnafil® TS-77 RAL 9016 SR / Sikatherm® PIR roofing system.
Sika Sustainability Approach: Custom project-specific LCA report, calculations of energy savings and avoided carbon emissions, and BREEAM ES certification contribution package.