(Valley Forge, Pa., Tradeslive.com, 08/31/2011) – As an extension of their ongoing commitment to sustainability, CertainTeed Corporation is expanding its Roofing Responsibly™ shingle recycling program. Beginning in August, this industry leading, environmentally responsive program will be available to several major metropolitan areas in Texas through a partnership with Sustainable Pavement Technologies of Houston, Texas. The program will serve Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, and Austin.
Through CertainTeed’s Roofing Responsibly program, old roofing shingles are collected, recycled, and transformed for reuse in road paving materials. To participate in the program, homeowners can visit www.certainteed.comto locate a CertainTeed credentialed contractor that will help them select their new shingles and facilitate the recycling process. Once the contractor removes the old shingles, they will transport them to the nearest Sustainable Pavement Technologies location, which uses a separation and grinding process to make the recycled product suitable for use in road paving applications. Homeowners will receive a certificate from CertainTeed confirming the shingles have been recycled.
“More than 12 million tons of asphalt shingle waste went into landfills last year. With the Roofing Responsibly program, CertainTeed is helping homeowners keep old shingles out of landfills and put them to good use,” said Paul Batt, director of product marketing for CertainTeed Roofing. “Homeowners can also further their commitment to going green by selecting from a wide array of CertainTeed roofing options that are ENERGY STAR® certified, including Landmark Solaris solar reflective shingles.”
CertainTeed is helping to improve the environment through responsible manufacturing practices and the development of sustainable building products. The company recycles nearly 90 percent of manufacturing production waste at their roofing plants, incorporates recycled materials into their products, and — as a member of the U.S. Green Building Council — plays an active role in the green building movement. For the third consecutive year, CertainTeed’s efforts have been recognized through the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year program.
To find a credentialed CertainTeed contractor or for more information, homeowners can visitwww.certainteed.com/roofing.
About Sustainable Pavement Technologies
Sustainable Pavement Technologies (SPT) is a green technology firm specializing in asphalt roofing shingle recycling and other beneficial reuse programs for the road construction and power generation industries. Recycled asphalt shingles are used in asphalt pavement to replace virgin asphalt binder, as well as power plants and cement kilns as an alternative fuel source to replace coal and fuel oil. For more information, visit www.sptpavement.com.
Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed, headquartered in Valley Forge, Pa., has helped shape the building products industry for more than 100 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, the firm’s slogan “Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed,” quickly inspired the name CertainTeed. Today, CertainTeed® is North America’s leading brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, fence, decking, railing, trim, foundations, pipe, insulation, gypsum, ceilings and access covers.
A subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, the world’s largest building products company, CertainTeed and its affiliates have more than 6,000 employees and more than 65 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada. Recognized as a 2009 and 2010 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, CertainTeed earned the 2011 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award, the highest level of recognition for outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through energy efficiency. The group had total sales of approximately $3 billion in 2010. www.certainteed.com