Solar Roofing: Protect and Power Buildings in One Project

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Sponsored by GAF | Siplast
Presented by Jacob Lohman

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain long-term trends that make solar array installations a compelling choice.
  2. Identify the different approaches to maximizing output.
  3. Describe how roof material choices contribute to the long-term success of a solar installation.
  4. Discuss different types of solar panels, installation options, and solar financing.


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The desire for building owners to reduce their energy costs continues to grow. One way to reduce costs is through the use of on-site renewable energy provided by rooftop solar. How to make rooftop solar or solar roofing a reality becomes the next question for builders, architects, and designers. This presentation will focus on the convergence of the roofing and solar industries: the products that are found on the market and how to incorporate solar into your construction scope for both new and existing buildings will be discussed.


Photo courtesy of GAF Energy


Jacob Lohman is GAF Energy's Director of Product Management and has been with the company for three years. Jacob has over 13 years of experience working in energy with a focus on developing solutions that are practical, scalable, and both environmentally and financially sustainable. Jacob joined GAF Energy to help deliver an accessible approach to building-integrated products to drive the adoption of rooftop solar. Prior to GAF Energy, he managed the core product lines of solar cells and modules at SunPower across utility-scale, distributed generation, and residential applications. He held product management positions at SunEdison and Enphase Energy and managed a small business in the residential energy efficiency and HVAC industry. Jacob holds an MBA and BA from the University of Texas at Austin.


GAF | Siplast The Building and Roofing Science team offers regional expert building enclosure collaboration through design, specification, and educational support for customers of GAF and Siplast, both Standard Industries companies. GAF is North America’s largest roofing manufacturer with more homes and businesses in the U.S. protected by a GAF roof than any other product. Siplast, a leader in building enclosure systems, offers a portfolio of advanced, high-performance SBS-modified bitumen, PMMA liquid-applied, PVC KEE, lightweight insulating concrete, wall air & water barrier systems, and amenity/vegetated systems.


Originally published in August 2023