Our production teams must ensure we utilize the best production practices. This means that beyond our efficiency and legislative compliance, we must manufacture our products responsibly by optimizing the use of resources and energy. In addition, we must make choices that help strengthen our ability to deal with dangerous events and disturbances.
Did you know that our extruded polystyrene insulation panel plant located in Sherbrooke (QC) targets zero waste? As part of an eco-efficiency mindset, the manufacturing process is designed to minimize losses at the source and to efficiently reintroduce residues into the production cycle.
Several facilities in Québec send their paper and cardboard to the Sainte-Julie (QC) plant for the manufacture of our SOPRA-CELLULOSE insulating material. These are valorized in this line of products, which are made up of 85% post-consumer recycled paper and cardboard.
Our polyisocyanurate insulation panel manufacturing plant in Drummondville (QC) has obtained a LEED Silver certification. In addition to being a benchmark building for our future development projects, it incorporates several energy efficiency measures. It also includes a heat recovery system and a 4,000 ft2 solar wall to complement the heating system.
In operation since 2020, our latest waterproofing membrane manufacturing plant in Woodstock (ON) is aiming for LEED v4 certification, and it has undergone a lifecycle analysis. The choice of materials and equipment facilitated a reduction in the overall environmental impact of the building by 11%.
Beyond laws and regulations, we comply with several standards and certifications that are recognized nationally and internationally.