|What does "Green" mean?|
Construction industry professionals, from owners to manufacturers, architects, designers, and builders, all owe future generations our best efforts to minimize environmental impact. We must choose sustainable products and manufacturers, but we must also take a logical, educated approach to determine which products qualify.
One must consider not only the raw materials required to create the product, but also the energy consumed to manufacture, transport and then handle the product complete through to final installation. Durability and long-life cycles are extremely important factors that are sometimes overlooked when products are being considered. Additionally both production waste and end of life disposal of products are essential criteria when considering any product.
|Why DecTec IS "Green"|
We take our responsibility to the Earth's resources seriously. No other deck membrane manufacturer has made the commitment to the environment that we, along with our supply partners, have...and will continue to make. Important points about DecTec's investment in lowering our environmental impact are:
Even though DecTec is manufactured to last decades, what happens at the end of its long-life? We, along with our supply partners, have made an investment in taking the next step of recycling our membranes at the end of their useful life by purchasing state of the art equipment to allow for large scale recycling of "experienced" membranes. The result is an exciting opportunity to divert literally tons of waste from our landfills and further reduce our consumption of raw materials. The technology exists today, however our biggest challenge is to develop the infrastructure required to make the program viable - without placing an additional burden on the environment. We know this will be a difficult task, but one we gladly accept and are meeting head on...after all don't we all owe it to our future generations?Cool Roof Rating Council