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SOPREMA® Donates $5,000 to Arbor Day Foundation on Behalf of Contractor Who Used Tree Inspired Smog-reducing Granules

04-30-2021 | Media, Roofing

WADSWORTH, Ohio (April 30, 2021) — SOPREMA®, Inc., a leading manufacturer of sustainable solutions in the building envelope fields, announced today, on Arbor Day, the donation of $5,000 to the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of Chamberlin Roofing and Waterproofing of Texas. Chamberlin used SOPREMA’s innovative smog-reducing ECO3 granule surfaced roofing membranes to surface a Dallas Fort Worth International Airport Terminal.

Inspired by the power of the trees, SOPREMA’s ECO3 granule surfaced membranes are a unique collaborative effort between 3MTM and SOPREMA for low-slope roofing. This roofing granule is designed with a specialized photo-catalyst coating applied to the mineral that absorbs nitrogen oxide (NOx ) gases in the atmosphere that are then cleaned and washed away by rainwater. This process reduces the amount of ground-level pollutants, decreasing the greenhouse effect and creating healthier communities.

“At SOPREMA, it’s our mission to protect people’s property, possessions and health,” said Matt Davis, SOPREMA’s Marketing Content and Brand Manager. “Making a product like ECO3, which helps contribute to all three, plus has a positive impact on the environment, is a big win for everyone involved. Donating to the Arbor Day Foundation to recognize Chamberlin’s work with our ECO3 product line is two-fold. We are fighting smog with the power of trees, and we are helping plant more trees through the foundation!”

Each 3,000 sq/ft2 of ECO3 membrane has the approximate smog fighting capacity of 18 trees, with the smog fighting ability of the granule being maintained over the life of the membrane. The Chamberlin Roofing and Waterproofing project covered approximately 73,000 sq/ft2, meaning it has the smog fighting ability of about 438 trees.

“But think about it: A 20,000 sq/ft2 commercial roof surfaced with our ECO3 granule surfaced membrane can offset approximately 8,000 miles worth of car emissions yearly,” Davis said. “That is the power of 120 trees!”

According to the Arbor Day Foundation, “natural climate solutions are moving to the forefront of sustainability discussions. Trees can help you offset carbon emissions while offering a long list of additional environmental benefits — including cleaner air and water, soil stabilization, and wildlife habitat.”

For more information on SOPREMA’s ECO3 solutions, visit www.soprema.us. For more information on 3M Smog-reducing Granules, visit www.3m.com/smogreducing.

About The Arbor Day Foundation
The Arbor Day Foundation is the largest 501(c)3 nonprofit membership organization dedicated to planting trees. More than one million members, supporters, and valued partners have helped plant more than 350 million trees in neighborhoods, communities, cities, and forests worldwide to ensure a greener and healthier future for everyone since its founding in 1972. Its vision is to help others understand and use trees to solve many global issues, including air quality, water quality, climate change, deforestation, poverty, and hunger.

About Chamberlin Roofing and Waterproofing
With more than a century of providing personalized, professional building envelope services, Chamberlin’s focus on customer service, attention to detail and commitment to quality have been the cornerstones of its success. Chamberlin’s people provide expertise combined with a steadfast commitment to doing what is truly right on each job it undertakes throughout Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, and beyond.

About SOPREMA, Inc.
SOPREMA offers a comprehensive line of roofing, waterproofing, wall protection and civil engineering solutions, combining superior products and systems with decades of proven performance. Our solutions include industry-leading SBS-modified bitumen membranes, polymeric PMMA/PMA liquid-applied membranes and synthetic single-ply PVC membranes. For applications as diverse as roofing, below-grade waterproofing, plaza deck and balcony waterproofing, air and vapor barriers, and bridge and parking structures, SOPREMA has the solution. SOPREMA’s relentless pursuit of technological advancement, sustainability and product quality has been known and respected worldwide for over 100 years. Visit www.soprema.us for a complete product offering, environmentally intelligent systems, technical information and the latest innovations delivering sustainable solutions.

Media Contact:
Jennifer L. Kramer, APR, 330-334-0066 ext. 2212 (office);
330-714-8302 (cell); jkramer@soprema.us