The Center for Environmental
Innovation in Roofing. Headquartered
in Washington, D.C., the Center serves
as an industry forum to draw together
all roofing stakeholders into the
common cause of promoting
awareness of environmentally friendly,
high performance roof systems. Dr.
Jim Hoff of TEGNOS Research served
as Research Director for the Center
from 2007 through 2014.
Actively Involved
The Cool Roof Rating Council. The
Cool Roof Rating Council  is an
independent, non-profit organization
that maintains a third-party rating
system for radiative properties of roof
surfacing materials.  Dr. Jim Hoff of
TEGNOS Research served on the
Board of the Council from 2009
through 2016.
The RCI Foundation is focused on
financially supporting activities that
advance knowledge in the building
industry. Dr. Jim Hoff of TEGNOS
Research serve
d on the Board of the
RCI Foundation
from 1998 through
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The TEGNOS Mission  
Increasing Knowledge:
  •  New building envelope technologies
  •  The impact of the building envelope on the environment
  •  The building envelope industry and its economic role

Building Awareness:
  •  Research about the building envelope
  •  Education for key industry stakeholders
  •  Advocacy  to government and standards organizations

Providing Expertise:
  •  Performance analysis of building products
  •  Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of building materials
  •  Total Quality Management (TQM) programs
  • Customer satisfaction / attitude research
  • Over 30 years executive
    experience in the building
    materials industry
  • Vice President (Ret.),
    Firestone Building Products
  • Undergraduate degrees in
    Architectural Design and
    Applied Psychology
  • MS and DBA in
    Management Science
  • Consultant to public
    agencies, trade
    associations and private
    equity investors
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