General Membrane only utilizes environmentally friendly raw materials in the production of its waterproofing membranes, making extensive use of recycled materials.
The polyester employed in the reinforcement of the membranes is the issue of the recycling process of PET bottles, whilst the compounds do not contain any toxic or harmful substance ensuring that all waterproofing membranes produced by General Membrane be fully recyclable and therefore capable of having no environmental impact at the end of their life cycle.
General Membrane has chosen to become a membrane of the U.S. Green Building Council in order to promote sustainable construction techniques, because the Company believes that care should not only be limited to the environmental friendliness of its products but also devoted to ensuring that they be utilized in a sustainable way.
The U.S. G.B.C. has developed a voluntary classification system that evaluates buildings energy efficiency and ecologic footprint (LEED, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), providing a set of standards for the evaluation and measure of the sustainability of both existing and new buildings.
The rating system developed by U.S.G.B.C. is a credit system that assess the environmental sustainability of a building or project and of its various components. The products by General Membrane contribute to achieve the credits necessary to obtain LEED certification.