Sika Sarnafil Sustainability That Pays
Sustainability made simple
Sustainable practices meet the needs of the present with an eye to the needs of future generations. Before the terms ‰¥þsustainable‰¥ÿ or ‰¥þgreen‰¥ÿ were commonplace, Sika Sarnafil has been designing solutions that perform to the highest standards, and are still performing after decades of service. Sika Sarnafil delivers high-quality, energy-efficient roofing and waterproofing solutions that not only reduce environmental impact but save money by lowering maintenance and utility costs over time. Unparalleled performance‰¥äthat results in higher ROI‰¥ämakes Sika Sarnafil the choice for roofing consultants, architects, contractors and facility managers alike. Discover how Sika Sarnafil is redefining sustainability with environmentally smart products that deliver higher ROI while helping you achieve your sustainability goals: energy efficiency, environmentally preferable products, greenhouse gas reduction and waste minimization.
Buildings consume more than 70% of our nation‰¥ús electricity, much of which is spent on cooling. Sika Sarnafil offers innovative, energy-efficient solutions solutions‰¥äfrom our reflective EnergySmart Roofå¨ to long-lasting white reflective Sikaplan membrane to green roofs to solar integrated roofing‰¥äthat greatly reduce electricity and maintenance costs over time, resulting in higher ROI.
Environmentally Preferable Products
The EPA defines ‰¥þenvironmentally preferable‰¥ÿ products and services according to health and environmental impact across a wide variety of factors, including raw material acquisition, manufacturing, reuse and operation and maintenance. A life-cycle analysis of commonly used low-slope roofing products ranked our roofing membranes highest in eco-efficiency, making Sika Sarnafil the leading choice for environmentally preferable roofing solutions.
Greenhouse Gas Reduction
Buildings account for 48% of all U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. Converting 80% of the conditioned roof area on the nation‰¥ús commercial buildings from dark-colored roofing to a reflective Sika Sarnafil EnergySmartå¨ Roof would offset the equivalent annual CO2 emissions of 1.2 million cars. Sika Sarnafil products not only meet and exceed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency‰¥ús ENERGY STARå¨ Roof Products program criteria, but deliver ongoing benefits that result in cost savings, year after year.
Waste reduction starts with durable products that stand the test of time. Sika Sarnafil membranes continue to perform after decades of use in a wide range of climates. When a roof must be replaced, our post-consumer recycling program recycles millions of square feet of used membrane yearly, reducing the burden on landfills. We also reduce waste at every step of the product life cycle, converting more than 98% of vinyl raw materials from manufacturing and installation into new roofing and waterproofing membranes.
Performance that Pays
At Sika Sarnafil, we make it easy for customers to achieve their sustainability goals, with energy-efficient solutions that minimize waste and environmental impact. But sustainability starts with long-lasting products that stand the test of time.
With more than 40 years of roofing and waterproofing experience in diverse climates around the world, Sika Sarnafil delivers durable solutions that meet customer demands without compromise, and continue to perform, season after season, year after year.
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Converting Waste into Performance
Sika Sarnafil diverts more than 98% of its vinyl raw materials from the waste stream by recycling them into roofing and waterproofing membranes.
Vinyl in Perspective
Vinyl gets consistent praise from roofing consultants, architects, contractors and specifiers for its performance as a low-cost, durable, easy-to-maintain material. While all building materials have some impact on the environment, studies that measure energy, environmental and health impacts across the product life cycle‰¥äfrom manufacturing through processing, use, maintenance and end-of-life disposal‰¥äconclude that vinyl offers proven environmental and energy benefits that outperform alternative roofing solutions.
Vinyl roofing products meet a demanding range of health and safety standards established by numerous public and regulatory agencies. At Sika Sarnafil, we take a forward-thinking approach to sustainability that considers the impact on health, environment and safety over the product life cycle. Of course, our roofing solutions continue to perform after decades of use, delivering energy efficiency year after year while minimizing waste and environmental impact.
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Specify Your Carbon Footprint
Replacing a 10,000 sq. ft. dark-colored roof with a highly reflective EnergySmart Roofå¨ can reduce CO2 emissions by 100 metric tons.
The EnergySmart Roofå¨
Replacing a dark-colored roof with a reflective "cool roof" can save money, improve occupant comfort, increase a roof's longevity and reliably protect a building and its contents.
Sika Sarnafil's EnergySmart Roofå¨ Cool Color Family delivers long lasting performance while reducing energy consumption, abating urban heat and helping slow the reaction of smog forming pollutants. Our innovative cool roof system features a reflective, lacquer-coated surface that decreases roof temperature. Replacing a dark-colored membrane on an air-conditioned bulding with a Sika Sarnafil EnergySmart Roof can significantly reduce the amount of energy needed to maintain a comfortable building temperature.
Sika Sarnafil was one of the first single-ply membrane manufacturers to label roofing products under the EPA's Energy Star Roof Products program, a voluntary partnership between the EPA and roof product manufacturers designed to promote the environmental and economic benefits of reflective roofing.
To find out how much energy your building could save, check out the U.S. Department of Energy's Cool Roof Calculator.
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Get Energy Smart
An EnergySmartå¨ Roof from Sika Sarnafil can reduce your roof temperature by up to 70 degrees and air conditioning energy consumption by up to 20% or more.
News & Information
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