The green building movement is in full swing across the United States and beyond, and POLYMELT America is proud to offer sustainable piping solutions for building projects of all kinds. Whether your next project is a new build, retrofit, heating and cooling, or just about any other type of building piping system, our PP-R pipe systems contribute to sustainably green construction.
First, what is the green building movement? “Green building” refers to practices that make buildings that are sustainable and resource-efficient throughout their lifecycles, from siting to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation, and destruction. “Green buildings” are designed to reduce the overall impact on human health and the natural environment.
POLYMELT America’s products support green building in a number of ways. First, all our products are non-leaching and fully recyclable, so no piping material is wasted during manufacture. Our PP-R pipes and fittings contain no toxic chemicals and produce no toxic fumes even when burned, protecting people and the environment from potential contamination. Part of our commitment to Pure Progress is the purity of the materials that we use, ensuring that the environmental impact of our products and their manufacturing process is minimal.
Second, our products last a very long time with virtually no maintenance. In many cases, our piping systems even outlast the buildings they were installed in—50 years or more. The key to their longevity is their plastic construction: no corrosion, no scaling, and no crumbling. Our pipes work essentially just as well on the day they are decommissioned as the day they were installed.
Finally—and crucially—POLYMELT America pipes are 100-percent recyclable at the end of their lifecycle. No matter how long they’ve been in use, our PP-R piping systems can be melted down and turned into other new products. That means our pipes need never end up in a landfill.
For many green builders, the contribution of piping systems to potential green building credits such as LEED are an important consideration. If you’d like to know more about LEED credits and PP-R, contact our friendly and knowledgeable customer support team today for additional information.