We are committed to efficient manufacturing, sustainable architecture, end-of-life recycling and repurposing of surplus for a healthier world.
Sustainability begins with our own manufacturing processes, maximizing the use of recycled materials while maintaining the highest standards of product quality. Our PE core products – the finest available architectural panels of their kind – contain virtually 100 percent recycled materials. We also actively work to reduce our energy consumption, reduce the raw materials used in all our product lines, and capture production waste for reuse or recycling.
Sustainability endures in the buildings that feature our products. The Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) requires an SRI value of 29 or greater for steep-slope roofs to earn a “Cool” rating, and many of our Architectural stock colors meet this requirement. We provide the Solar Reflectance Index for all architectural stock finishes to help you make the best choice for energy efficient, sustainable architecture. We also provide LEED Contribution Data Sheets to help you calculate the credits your building earns toward LEED certification for sustainable architecture.
Sustainability comes full circle with our Operation Encore program. Operation Encore makes it easy for you to recycle ALPOLIC® materials when buildings are renovated and re-clad. ALPOLIC® materials are virtually 100 percent recyclable, and through Operation Encore we’ll accept used materials, separate them, and place the components in the appropriate industry recycling streams.
Operation Encore also finds practical and innovative ways to use materials that would otherwise be discarded as scrap. For example, we’re exploring relationships with innovative designers and architects who can use surplus ALPOLIC® composite materials for socially important needs, such as urban renewal projects, shelters and more.