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Life Cycle Assessment Study
Learn how CertainTeed's siding products performed against the competition, including vinyl, aluminum and natural building products for environmental and economic impact. All the information is compiled by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and their Building for Economic and Environmental Sustainability (BEES) software program.
Understanding the role of CertainTeed Polymer Siding, Vinyl Siding, and Trim in meeting Green Building Standards CertainTeed Cedar Impressions Siding, Vinyl Siding and Restoration Millwork are low maintenance exterior cladding and trim materials. They require no painting or caulking and only occasional washing with soap and water, thus contributing to the sustainability of any project.
CedarBoards D6 contains a minimum of 60% post-consumer and post-industrial recycled material, 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.
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- CedarBoards D6 contains a minimum of 60% post-consumer and post-industrial recycled material.
Life Cycle Assessment tools such as BEES show vinyl siding, polymer shakes and shingles, and trim to have a lower environmental impact than a majority of cladding options.
- Installation of Cedar Impressions Siding, Vinyl Siding and Restoration Millwork eliminates the need for paint and caulk, decreasing maintenance and the projects’ environmental impact.
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