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Concord Housing + Redevelopment's "Green Summer" Continues:
New Environmentally-Friendly Roofing Materials to Top Kennedy Building
Comprehensive roofing system features leading-edge, made in U.S.A. green materials and techniques; project supports New Hampshire’s economy

CONCORD, NH – August 7, 2009 – The Concord Housing + Redevelopment’s ( CH+R ) green summer began with the installation of an accessible garden area at its Kennedy Apartments. Today, CH+R announced that it has begun replacing 7,700 square feet of old, un-insulated roofing with an integrated, high-performance roofing system at the Kennedy Building in Concord.

The project, which is being installed by Prime Roofing Corporation of New Ipswich, New Hampshire, uses innovative and environmentally-safe materials manufactured in the United States by The Garland Company, Inc. of Cleveland, Ohio. As a result, residents and passers-by will not be assaulted by the acrid odors typically associated with installation of flat roofs.

“Concord Housing + Redevelopment is committed to providing high-quality, affordable housing opportunities to Concord’s individuals and families in an environmentally-responsible manner,” said John Hoyt, CPA, executive director of CH+R . “This project makes a significant contribution to the New Hampshire economy, and we’re proud that the materials contain recycled materials and are made in the U.S.A.”
All adhesives, flashing, coating materials, and wraps being used to complete the project are low-odor or odor-free, solvent-free, and volatile organic compound (VOC)-compliant. That makes the material safer for the people who manufacture, install, and live with the materials. The installation, with a contract value of $208,000, will be completed by September 30, 2009.

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