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EPDM roofing membranes the most environmentally-friendly, according to NIBE

In the latest assessment of building products published by the Dutch Institute for Building Biology and Ecology (NIBE), EPDM roofing membranes have been named as the most environmentally-friendly choice for flat roofs.

NIBE’s assessment, carried out every two years, evaluates the initial cost (installation cost per m²) as well as all hidden environmental costs (emissions, raw materials, etc.) of a selection of roofing membranes. The results of this comparative classification, expressed in Environmental Classification Tables, show that mechanically attached and fully-adhered EPDM roofing membranes have the lowest hidden costs, therefore making them the least environmentally harmful roofing choice for flat roofs. Within the context of NIBE’s assessment, they are awarded a “Class 1” classification.

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