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Small tips for a big impact toward sustainable living

SOPREMA Sustainable Living
January 29, 2024 at 6:00 a.m.

By SOPREMA. 

You don’t have to launch a new business to implement sustainability into your roofing company. By providing these small tips to building owners, you can inspire a greener built environment. 

Discover the transformative power of sustainability in roofing practices by adding a line of green roof products to your offerings. As a roofing contractor, engaging in conversations with customers about sustainable choices can not only enhance building performance and increase asset value but also contribute to a healthier environment. Join the sustainable revolution by sharing these tips with your customers and inspiring a greener world for future generations. 

At SOPREMA, we’ve made sustainability a core part of our identity, led by our SOPRANATURE line of green roof products. SOPRANATURE vegetative roof systems are a perfect complement to SOPREMA roofing systems and provide various benefits from enhancing building performance and increasing asset value to improving the environment. We offer both modular, all-in-one systems and built-up systems for extensive, semi-intensive and intensive profiles with several depths available. 

Our sustainability efforts include the installation of a SOPRANATURE green roof on our “home”, our new corporate headquarters building in Wadsworth, Ohio. However, you don’t need to do something on that large of a scale to make a positive difference. Sustainability starts at home. 

One of the simplest and most effective ways to contribute to a more sustainable future is by reducing water waste. Encourage homeowners to check for leaks in their plumbing and have them promptly fixed. Additionally, water-saving fixtures can be installed in the home. These small changes can lead to substantial water conservation over time, helping to combat the growing issue of water scarcity. 

When it comes to energy consumption, small adjustments can lead to significant savings. Recommend that homeowners swap out traditional incandescent bulbs for energy-efficient LED lights. They should develop the habit of turning off lights when not in use and unplug electronic devices that are not in use to eliminate standby power consumption. These actions not only reduce their energy bills but also decrease their carbon footprint. 

Plastic pollution is another pressing global concern. Your customers can take steps to cut down on single-use plastics in daily life. Embrace reusable alternatives like stainless steel water bottles, cloth shopping bags and glass containers. By reducing plastic waste, you can help protect marine life and ecosystems from the devastating effects of plastic pollution. 

Homeowners can create a mini garden in their backyard or even on their balcony as a wonderful way to connect with nature and reduce their environmental impact. Growing their own herbs or vegetables not only reduces the need for store-bought produce, often packaged in plastic, but also promotes biodiversity and healthier eating habits. 

Transportation is a major contributor to carbon emissions. Consider carpooling with coworkers or friends, using a bicycle for short trips or utilizing public transportation whenever possible. These choices not only reduce your carbon footprint but also alleviate traffic congestion and promote cleaner air quality in your community. 

It’s important to remember that sustainability is a collective effort. By making these small changes in our daily lives, we can collectively make a substantial impact on the planet’s health. So, let’s embark on this sustainable revolution, starting right in our own homes and the homes of our customers. Share your sustainable home tips with friends, family and your customers to inspire others to join in the journey towards a greener, healthier world for future generations. Together, we can make a difference! 

Original article source: SOPREMA 

Learn more about SOPREMA in their Coffee Shop Directory or visit www.soprema.com/us.



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