LEED Certification

Metal roofing naturally contributes to the sustainable building movement. Their high-recycled content, total recyclability, and energy efficiency allow metal roofs to play a pivotal and important role in meeting Energy Star and LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) program requirements.

The “High Reflectance Properties" of Englert’s metal roofing coatings contribute to reducing building energy consumption, building heat gains and heat island effects. Metal roof surface temperatures are 60 to 70 degrees cooler than non-reflective roof systems. Coatings that prevent 25 to 80 percent of the sun’s energy from being absorbed into the roof can contribute from 1 - 15 U.S. Green Building Council LEED credits.

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In addition, metal roofing is commonly used for increasing the quality of harvested (non-potable) rainwater in captured rainwater systems. Metal roof systems are also an ideal platform for integrating photovoltaic and solar thermal renewable energy solutions.

Englert metal roof systems are exceptional building materials that can credibly claim both recycled content and recyclability by recognized definitions. Metal roofs typically have a minimum of 25% recycled content. This level of recycled content allows metal roofing to be routinely included on listings for “green” and recycled content products. This is especially important since the U.S. LEED Certified points are available when specifying metal roofing, including one point for recycled content.

Metal roofing is also 100% recyclable when ultimately removed as part of building renovation or demolition, lessening impacts associated with extraction and processing of non-renewable materials. Most often made from recycled steel or aluminum material, metal roofing, can be recycled in its entirety. Other roofing materials are routinely removed and disposed of by the ton in landfills.

For more information or assistance with LEED credits, please contact the Englert Product Solutions Group.

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