Understanding Product Sustainability
Manufactured products, such as insulation, roofing, and engineered membranes, all help buildings to be more energy efficient, durable, and sustainable during their useful life. But how can we tell if the products themselves are created in a sustainable manner? The answer lies in the willingness of manufacturing companies to be completely transparent in reporting the environmental, energy, and even social-equity impacts of their products. We make sure to partner with manufacturing companies, like General Coatings Manufacturing Corp.,We do our due diligence to make sure that the manufacturers of the products we use are transparent and take sustainability serious. Many companies have provided leadership in fostering this transparency and accountability toward meeting sustainability goals for their products, thus impacting buildings and environments around the world. Here are a few of the ways they do it depicted in the illustration.
Life Cycle Assessment: A life cycle assessment (LCA) is an analysis of every phase of the creation and use of a product. These phases include: