Environmental Impact & Sustainability

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… Read More


“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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More