Sustainable Roofing – Guides, Energy Solutions and Recycling Opportunities
As a world leader in building materials and composite solutions, Owens Corning delivers a broad range of high-quality products and services. But did you know that Owens Corning also offers leadership in creating sustainable solutions for the roofing industry? Check out some Owens Corning sustainable roofing practices below.
Sustainable Roofing Guides and Rating Systems
Here are more details on what Owens Corning Roofing and Asphalt is doing to guide you in meeting your sustainable roofing goals and green rating systems:
ENERGY STAR® rated roofing products —
save on energy costs, beautifully
In areas with substantial sunlight, Owens Corning™ Roofing can help save energy† costs with our ENERGY STAR® rated roofing products. The following Owens Corning™ shingles are ENERGY STAR® rated for their ability to reflect the sun’s rays and keep roofs cool, resulting in a more comfortable living space below.
Shingle recycling — help pave the way to a better world
Owens Corning Roofing and Asphalt, LLC was the first roofing manufacturer to help create a process that increases shingle recycling and material reuse across the country. We’re working with shingle recyclers to turn old shingles into new roads.
# Estimated roof surface temperature reduction based on 1998 NIST study, Analytical Study of Residential Buildings with Reflective Roofs. A temperature reduction is representative of a change from a typical roof to a Cool Roof (solar reflectance 10 to 25) in most climates.
* Homeowners can claim a credit of 10% up to $500 of the purchase price of qualifying products. There is a $500 lifetime limitation on this credit. All Owens Corning products listed on page 1 of the Manufacturer’s Certification Statement qualify for up to $500. Circumstances vary widely, so homeowners should consult with their tax adviser for further guidance. Visit www.energystar.gov and www.irs.gov for more information.
† Savings vary. Find out why in the seller’s fact sheet on R-values. Higher R-values mean greater insulating power.
ENERGY STAR® and the ENERGY STAR mark are registered trademarks of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
LEED® is a registered trademark of U.S. Green Building Council.