Commercial Roofing Sustainability
UNDERSTANDING THE ROLE OF CERTAINTEED COMMERCIAL ROOFING IN MEETING GREEN BUILDING STANDARDS
CertainTeed produces both low- and steep-slope roofing products that help to reduce energy costs and overall CO2 emissions from buildings.
Our white-granulated low-slope roofing products and our CoolStar(r) membranes are ENERGY STAR® rated reflective roof surfaces that can help reduce peak cooling demand by 15%. CoolStar has a factory-applied white, acrylic-based coating which is highly reflective, helping to lower building cooling costs by reflecting the sun’s rays away from the building’s roof, which lowers rooftop and attic temperatures. It is available on fourteen of our roofing membranes (BUR, SBS and APP modified bitumen). CoolStar products exceed California Title 24 standards and are Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) certified.
COMMERCIAL ROOFING SUSTAINABILITY FACTS:
- CertainTeed produces low-slope roofing products that help reduce energy costs and overall CO2 emissions. Our ENERGY STAR-rated CoolStar™ cap sheets retain 70% reflectivity.
- 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.
- In addition to reducing landfill waste, the use of diverted materials in our products reduces the release of CO2 that would result from the extraction and processing of virgin raw materials.