When it comes to specifying roofing products, energy savings and sustainability are important considerations, but the ability to recycle these products is just as important. With that in mind, the EPDM Roofing Association (ERA) has been conducting a research project into the possible recycling of its product over the past 18 months. The initial re-sults from the pilot phase have been very encouraging.
The "cool roofing" concept is hardly a new one, having been recognized by organizations such as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) since the mid-1990s. Much time and effort have been expended to not only educate all concerned parties about this concept, but to encourage them to deploy products that "produce" cool roofing.