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Women in Leadership: Handling Interruptions, Idea Stealing and Disrespect

The trajectory of women's success over the past century is nothing short of remarkable, but women are still relatively new players in the corporate landscape. The U.S. remains the innovation capital of the world, and the labor participation rate of its female population in positions of significance is one of the primary reasons why. But thinking about how much has changed over the past century is breathtaking.

2023-02-10T14:15:31-07:00By |

Recognizing and Responding to Microaggressions at Work

Microaggressions, the insensitive statements, questions, or assumptions aimed at traditionally marginalized identity groups can happen to anyone, of any background, at any professional level. The research is clear about the impact seemingly innocuous statements can have on one’s physical and mental health, especially over the course of an entire career: increased rates of depression, prolonged stress and trauma, physical concerns like headaches, high blood pressure, and difficulties with sleep.

2023-02-10T14:11:41-07:00By |

Cool Roofs – Energy

A cool roof is designed to reflect more sunlight than a conventional roof, absorbing less solar energy. This lowers the temperature of the building just as wearing light-colored clothing keeps you cool on a sunny day. Conventional roofs can reach temperatures of 150°F or more on a sunny summer afternoon, sun. Under the same conditions a reflective roof could stay more than 50°F (28 °C) cooler.  This can save energy and money in buildings with air [...]

2022-09-20T10:10:22-06:00By |

INTERESTING ARTICLES & WHITE PAPERS Fact Sheet | Cool Roofs | White Papers | EESI

Naturally Cool Roofs: By using white vinyl or other white surface materials, a building’s albedo (ability to reflect light) can increase to 60 percent, compared to 10-20 percent on a traditional asphalt roof. This reduces heat absorption and cools the building interior. Coated Roofs:  Buildings with traditional roofs can receive a solar reflective coating that helps reflect sunlight. Once retrofitted, these roofs function in much the same way as naturally cool roofs. Insulated Cool Roofs: : [...]

2022-09-20T10:06:49-06:00By |

Roofs and Condensation: A Practical Approach for the Design Professional (Online: Self-Paced)

With the advent of “cool” single-ply roofs featuring heat-reflective exterior surfaces and the use of mechanical attachment, new questions have emerged concerning the internal forces at play within the roofing system, especially in regard to vapor movement and the potential for moisture condensation within the roof. This course reviews the fundamentals of vapor movement in roofing systems, current roof condensation research, and the tools available to assess roof condensation. It also provides the building design professional [...]

2022-09-20T10:05:25-06:00By |

Why Women Need to Start Supporting Other Women at Work

It’s common to hear women talk about how poorly they’re being treated by men, but what about how women at work treat other women? Women speak of wanting equal pay, equal treatment, and so on. Yet, if we really want to achieve equal status to our male counterparts as women, then it needs to begin with us; women need to support women.

2022-07-07T13:01:22-06:00By |

6 Ways That Women Can Champion Each Other At Work

We’ve all heard the myth that women don’t support each other—but it’s not true. Women can be powerful allies at work for other women, and these 6 ways that women can champion each other at work are simple things we can do every day to celebrate and advocate for our female coworkers. Together we can level the playing field and go further faster.

2022-07-07T12:59:59-06:00By |

Roof Coatings – White Papers, Articles, Guides and Videos

If you want to learn about roof coatings we direct you to articles, in-depth seminars, training, certifications, and general knowledge information.  Some of these can be found on the following websites: The Winter 20221/22issue is out now. Visit for a sneak peek into the issue, and to view this issue's stories. Are Coatings An Option for your Commercial Building Coatings and Liquid-applied Membranes— what's in a name? By James R Kirby AIA 05-19-2021 - [...]

2022-05-25T13:15:25-06:00By |

Burnout Resources

NWiR Education Committee in March dedicate the month to an increased understanding of burnout. Gain a basic understanding of what defines burnout. Explore signs and symptoms of burnout. Review some of the common contributors to burnout Learn about ways to help prevent or deal with burnout. We will complete the month with a panel discussion on the topic. The panel will be hosted by the Education Committee and will feature HR specialists, Mindset coaches, and others. [...]

2022-04-28T15:24:56-06:00By |
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