Weingarten Realty wants to maximize its commitment to recycling non-traditional items related to its capital projects, with an emphasis on parking lot and roofing debris. Roofing has proven to be an area where Weingarten Realty surpasses the standard sustainable performance. It is customary, and many times required, for companies to install cool roofs, however Weingarten Realty is now mandating roofing companies to also recycle all eligible debris from the old roofs.
Reroofing projects produce spoils that are oftentimes sent to landfills. Often, additional sustainable efforts result in increased projects costs, but contrary to this belief, Weingarten Realty has found that recycling the roofing remnants saves money by not having to pay landfills to receive the waste.
Weingarten recently wrapped up a large reroof project in Houston at the Shops at Hilshire Village, where the majority of materials were eligible to be recycled.
In total, 16,965 lbs. of roofing membrane, 375 tons of rock, 7,100 lbs. of sheet metal flashings, and 1,659 lbs. of carboard/paper stock tubes were recycled from this project. These are some of the most robust roof recycling stats to date.
Before and After Photos from The Shops at Hilshire Village
Interested in learning more about Weingarten Realty’s sustainability initiatives? Head to our Corporate Responsibility page.