The Role of Sustainable Roofing in LEED Certification

Lightweight Roofing SystemsThe LEED certification process is an excellent way of assessing and promoting sustainability in construction. By letting us know how "green" a particular product is, it helps us save energy and money while reducing pollution. The certification process stands for "Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design" and we are proud to say that our polymer roof tiles can help contribute to the LEED-NC Standard 2 certification process.

We can help make that happen by:

  • Helping to reduce heat islands: Roofs that absorb the sun's rays can increase heat both inside and outside of a home. One roof on its own might not have too much of an impact on its surroundings but when you multiply that one heat absorbing roof by a couple thousand, the combined effect raises surrounding temperatures. Our polymer roof tiles are available in ENERGY STAR® qualified EcoBlend colors and can help reduce the heat island effect with reflective properties.
  • Improving water efficiency: Our tiles work well with systems designed to capture rain for more effective and efficient use of water.
  • Wasting less materials and resources: Our products can be reused if removed carefully and can be sent back to us for recycling. This also reduces the amount of materials that end up in landfills.

Being Energy Awareness Month, October is a perfect time to think about ways to earn LEED certification for your home or business. To learn more about how our eco friendly roof materials contribute to LEED certification, contact us by email or calling 1-800-328-4624 today.

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