RESIDENTIAL ROOFING SUSTAINABILITY

UNDERSTANDING THE ROLE OF CERTAINTEED ROOFING IN MEETING GREEN BUILDING STANDARDS & CODES

CertainTeed Roofing demonstrates leadership in environmental stewardship by recycling the vast majority of internal waste created during manufacturing and also by developing new products and systems specifically designed to improve energy efficiency and reduce the environmental footprint of homes and buildings.

CertainTeed introduced the Roofing Responsibly™ program to encourage homeowners and contractors to recycle old roof systems at the end of their useful life. We have developed a portfolio of unique, patented products and systems to meet market demand for more environmentally sensitive and energy efficient products. Our Solaris™ shingle series and CoolStar™ commercial products feature solar reflective surfaces designed to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions. CertainTeed continues to add new photovoltaic roofing systems and is developing a portfolio of products to address the needs of that important, growing market.

SUSTAINABILITY FACTS

  • CertainTeed is committed to resource conservation. Our roofing manufacturing facilities recycle close to 90% of production waste into asphalt materials used for road construction. We also integrate recycled content into packaging materials such as corrugated rolls and kraft paper.
  • 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.materials in our products reduces the release of CO2 that would result from the extraction and processing of virgin raw materials.
  • CertainTeed produces both low- and steep-slope roofing products that help to reduce energy costs and overall CO2 emissions from buildings.
    • Landmark Solaris™ is a steep-slope solar, reflective roofing shingle which contains advanced colored granules that reflect the suns rays and can reduce a roof's temperature by as much as 20oF. These Energy Star shingles are rated by CRRC and meet California Title 24 requirements.
    • Landmark™ Series shingles in silver birch and mist white and CertainTeed's CT™20, XT™25 and XT™30 strip shingles in Star White are also ENERGY STAR qualified steep-slope roofing products meeting both solar reflectance and thermal emissivity requirements.

FEATURED ROOFING GREEN PRODUCTS

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