Interface: EPDM Roof Recycling

Recycling of EPDM reached a significant milestone at the beginning of 2010. Nearly 5,000,000 sq ft of post-consumer EPDM roof membrane have been recycled in the past three years. EPDM is now the leading recycled commercial roof membrane material in North America. Author: George Evanko Source: Interface

Tegnos: ERA LCA Study

“This study provides an overview of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) as applied to selected low slope roofing systems used widely throughout North America. LCA is a scientific approach to evaluating the environmental impact of a product or system throughout its life cycle. The objective of the study was to establish up-to-date life cycle impact data… Read More

Roofing Contractor: EPDM Roof Recycling

In just a few short years, recycling EPDM roof membrane has transformed from a nascent concept full of potential into a cost-efficient, environmentally sound reality that is being embraced by roofing professionals on tear-off re-roof projects across the United States and portions of Canada. Author: George Evanko Source: Roofing Contractor Read full article.

Buildings: EPDM, Sustainability, and the Environment

What material can support a vehicle going 120 mph through a steaming desert and still be flexible at -45 degrees C. (-49 degrees F.)? For roofing applications, materials must also have a high degree of weatherability – especially resistance to water, pollutants, UV rays, and impact and general traffic resistance. Author: Richard Fricklas Source: Buildings… Read More

RSI Magazine: EPDM Group Champions Recycling

With energy savings and sustainability becoming crucial components of a modern roof system, the ability to recycle roofing products is growing in importance. During the past 18 months, the EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer) Roofing Association (ERA) has been conducting research into the possible recycling of its product. Author: Ed Kane Source: RSI Magazine