CertainTeed respects the environment through the responsible development of sustainable building products and systems.
Builders, contractors and manufacturers continue to look for ways to reduce our industry’s impact on the environment while meeting customer demand for products that deliver beauty, comfort and performance. CertainTeed’s commitment to these goals is reflected here, highlighting our ongoing effort to become the preeminent supplier of green building materials.
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.