Understanding the role of CertainTeed Roofing in meeting Green Building Standards.
Pre- and post-consumer recycled content accounts for a significant percentage of the materials used to manufacture many CertainTeed roofing products. This content includes slag, stone granules, corrugated mixed paper and sludge, and not only reduces landfill waste, but also cuts down on the release of greenhouse gases that would occur if virgin materials were processed to manufacture these products.
Some of these products contain up to 80% post-consumer and post-industrial recycled content, thus contributing to the Environmentally Preferred Products category within USGBC’s LEED-H standard. Using Certain Teed Vinyl Siding, Cedar Impressions Siding and Restoration Millwork trim also offers opportunities for building professionals to increase their projects’ sustainability while maximizing possible LEED and NAHB certification points.
Many CertainTeed roofing products are manufactured with pre- and post-consumer recycled content including slag, stone granules, corrugated mixed paper and sludge. The overall pre- and post-consumer recycled content of our roofing products is between 1-50%. Integrating these materials into our products reduces landfill waste and carbon emissions.
CertainTeed diverts over 250,000 tons/year of slag, stone granules, corrugated mixed paper and sludge from landfills by recycling this material into our products.
In addition to landfill waste reduction, the use of recycled materials in our products reduces the release of CO2 from the extraction and processing of virgin raw materials that are used to manufacture the roofing products.
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