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Green roofs to #BeatAirPollution – World Environment Day 2019

Today, major environmental concerns result in a strong commitment within the building industry to provide long-term solutions and minimize the environmental impact of products.

Firestone Building Products is committed to continually working toward a sustainable society with integrity and in unity with our customers, partners, communities and the world around us.

Green roofs are widely recognized as playing a positive role in improving air quality and are becoming a regular part of our urban landscape. Firestone RubberGard EPDM, RubberCover EPDM and UltraPly TPO roofing systems are fully compatible with extensive green roofs that use lightweight and low maintenance sedum vegetation.

Next to improving air quality, the ecological benefits of green roofs are numerous:

  • Increased life expectancy of the roof
  • Added value and aesthetics
  • Lower energy costs
  • Easy installation and maintenance
  • Reduction of the urban heat island effect
  • Storm water management
  • Extra soundproofing and insulation
  • New habitats for plants and animals

Firestone RubberGard EPDM, RubberCover EPDM and UltraPly TPO roofing systems are also compatible with photovoltaic systems. These solar roofing systems provide savings on energy costs and reduce carbon emissions, contributing towards a sustainable environment.

Because the environment matters, check our roofing solutions to build together a better tomorrow!