sustainability

At Roppe, we’ve consciously chosen
to be part of the solution.

That means we’re not just committed to making better products, we’re dedicated to making a positive impact on the environment – in your community and ours. Our products meet high environmental standards and may contribute to the variety of certification systems that are available to today’s design community. From tiles and treads to wall base and adhesives, our products meet high environmental standards without compromising color selection, performance, durability or style.

As we continue to make improvements in our products, we have also set aggressive goals that we seek to accomplish by 2025 within our facilities:

20%

reduction of Greenhouse Gases

20%

reduction in
Energy Intensity

20%

reduction in
Water Used & Consumed

25%

reduction of
Waste to Landfill

LEED summary chart for Roppe products

LEED Summary Chart

environmental product declaration

Sustainability requires work and complex decision-making. Over the decades, we have continuously worked with raw material suppliers and with the test laboratory and production lines to improve the formulations for Roppe’s products – always preserving durability and improving aesthetics while reducing hazardous components.

Materials science is an important issue for the architectural community, and the precautionary principle is becoming an industry standard through our customers’ efforts. This EPD reflects that new understanding, with energy and water reductions highlighted.

Roppe EPD
PDF of Roppe EPD
floorscore scs

FloorScore® IAQ Certification

FloorScore® IAQ Certification means that a flooring product is independently certified by SCS to comply with the volatile organic compound emissions criteria of the California Section 01350 Program. Any product that has met these stringent standards is a product that will contribute to good indoor air quality.

chps logo color

the collaborative for high performance schools

The Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) believes that healthy, energy-efficient learning environments promote positive educational experiences. Because Roppe shares this philosophy, we’ve become a participating member in the CHPS program, submitting our product line for emissions testing in accordance with their guidelines.

red list chemical free

red list chemical free

The Red List contains the worst in class materials prevalent in the building industry.
The commonly-used chemicals on the Red List are:

  • Polluting the environment
  • Bio-accumulating up the food chain until they reach toxic concentrations
  • Harming construction and factory workers
SCS NSF332 Gold
SCS NSF332 Silver

NSF/ANSI 332

Sustainability Assessment for Resilient Floor Coverings is the foremost standard by which to evaluate and certify sustainability of resilient flooring products across their entire product life cycle. NSF/ANSI 332 was developed by the NSF National Center for Sustainability Standards (NCSS) through a consensus-based public process with a multi-stakeholder group of manufacturers, suppliers, regulatory agencies, academicians and other industry participants. The standard communicates thorough information that is verifiable, science-based and credible about environmental and social aspects associated with the production and use of resilient floor coverings.

Based on a life cycle assessment approach, NSF/ANSI 332 employs a point system to evaluate resilient flooring against established prerequisite requirements, performance criteria and quantifiable metrics in six key areas:

  • Product design
  • Product manufacturing
  • Long-term value
  • End-of-life management
  • Corporate governance
  • Innovation
ecoScorecard

Your link to help you determine in a more efficient manner which Roppe products will best fit your project by calculating their contribution toward the attainment of LEED® credits. ecoScorecard provides you the ability to log in and get the information you need when you need it without the hassle of placing phone calls or waiting for returns calls, e-mail exchanges or faxes.

We hope that you will find our ecoScorecard online tool to be easy to use and a constant source of immediate answers to how Roppe products can contribute to the overall environmental friendliness of your projects. Together we can help to build a greener future for all of us.

Register for a free ecoScorecard account to begin making green building easier. Creating an account allows you to save, review, edit and print your documentation when ready for submission.