The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) has recently completed, together with its’ member companies, a multi-year effort to develop EPD’s for asphalt roofing systems. These documents provide information that building and construction professionals can use to support environmental aspects of roof systems as part of sustainable building projects and better understand their impact over time. These EPD’s are in accordance with ISO 14025 and rely on a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA).
EPD’s can also facilitate design teams’ achievement of points for the LEEDv4 Building Products Disclosure and Optimization (BPDO) Credit. The valuation of an industry-generic EPD such as these for credit contribution has now been increased to one product (from the former one-half of a product).
Six (6) new industry-generic (industry-wide) ARMA EPD’s are now available for low-slope SBS- and APP-modified bitumen systems adhered by various methods and for built-up (hot asphalt adhered) roofing systems.
APP-Modified Bitumen Roofing Membrane
Built-Up Asphalt Roofing Membrane
SBS-Modified Bitumen Roofing Membrane: Cold Adhesive
SBS-Modified Bitumen Roofing Membrane: Hot Asphalt
SBS-Modified Bitumen Roofing Membrane: Torch Applied
SBS-Modified Bitumen Roofing Membrane: Self Adhered
For more information about ARMA and its’ initiatives, visit: asphaltroofing.org.