From the mid 90’s until today, sustainability in roofing continues to evolve from an incentive to an imperative in light of legislation such as Denver’s Green Roof Ballot Initiative and California’s rooftop solar panel mandate, both passed in 2018. This increased focus on sustainable offerings spans industries as businesses and consumers around the world work together to shape the world’s future.
With this continued emphasis on sustainable design in commercial buildings, the roofing industry must provide its communities, including architects, contractors and building owners, with innovative and sustainable solutions. This includes vegetative roofs, low Global Warming Potential (GWP) assemblies, longer life cycle products, resilient roof systems, and other traditional eco-friendly options. Roofs today must be built with product life-cycles in mind to ensure they are sustainable for the duration of their respective service-life and able to be replaced as the need arises.