Pre- and post-consumer recycled materials account for between 1-50% of the content in many CertainTeed roofing products. Using these materials (such as slag, stone granules, corrugated mixed paper and sludge) reduces landfill waste; CertainTeed diverts over 250,000 tons of these materials from landfills every year.
Using recycled materials also releases fewer greenhouse gases, compared to the amount released when virgin materials are processed to manufacture these roofing products.
Some of these roofing 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 increase a projects’ sustainability while maximizing possible LEED and NAHB certification points.
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