I particularly appreciated James R. Kirby's article, "Join the
movement," page 10, about recycling roofing materials. Our parent
company was a driving force in developing end-of-service-life
recycling of PVC thermoplastic membranes in Europe more than a
decade ago. The experience gained there has been beneficial in
setting up a successful program in the U.S. We genuinely believe
this is a critical issue for the roofing industry.
Kirby rightfully points to the U.S. Green Building Council as a
driving force in the construction material recycling movement.
However, we believe its Leadership in Energy and Environmental
Design (LEED®) Green Building Rating System™ as it
currently is written is nowhere near as...
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