Today’s vinyl siding, the most popular choice for exterior cladding in the United States and Canada, delivers recognized environmental benefits to help make and keep homes green.
Throughout the processes of manufacturing, transportation, installation, service life and waste management, vinyl siding scores well on tough environmental measures.
What’s more, vinyl siding has the potential to contribute to achieving more points than other exterior cladding in the leading green building certification programs including the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED® for New Construction and LEED® Homes Rating Systems and the ANSI approved ICC 700 National Green Building Standard™.
Additionally, research shows how insulated vinyl siding contributes to savings in energy consumption, energy costs and CO2 emissions. Studies sponsored by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) found that insulated vinyl siding outperforms James Hardie fiber cement when comparing environmental and energy performance.
For more information about vinyl review Siding with Vinyl, or the Vinyl Institute's Hot Topics Handbook. This document contains information from the Vinyl Institute, a U.S. trade association representing the leading manufacturers of vinyl, vinyl chloride monomer, vinyl additives and modifiers, and vinyl packaging materials. The Vinyl Siding Institute, Inc. is not responsible for its content.
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