Our 3R’s Program

Many Kansas City Commercial Roofing Companies talk about Promoting Environmental Awareness. At Cornell “Going Green” is more than a catch phrase. In addition to installing green roof systems, our Environmental Policy is based on three principles:

  • Reuse
  • Repurpose
  • Recycle

Cornell Roofing & Sheet Metal recognizes complying with existing environmental laws and regulations as a necessary first step towards environmental responsibility. We also plan to anticipate and meet future regulations by the time, or before, they are enacted.

Strategic Environmentally Conscious Approach

At Cornell, we constantly work to educate ourselves and our customers on the Commercial Roofing Industry’s impact on our environment. There are many variables when considering commercial roofing contractors and roof systems. Through a better understanding of commercial roofing products, their life cycles, ability to be recycled, and varying energy consumption of the many different commercial roofing materials, we are able to give our customers a roof system that meets their needs while minimizing the effects on the environment.

Providing a safe and healthy work environment for our employees is paramount. The use of hazardous and potentially environmentally damaging materials is still necessary in the roofing and sheet metal industry. Cornell Roofing & Sheet Metal looks to minimize the danger to our employees and the environment in several ways.

First, we perform monthly safety meetings in our shop to educate our employees on the hazards that they face and how to avoid them.

We also perform job site visits to ensure that these practices are being followed. If an accident does occur, a Materials Safety Data Sheet (MSDS), Manual for chemicals used in the workplace is present at the job site to ensure quick access to pertinent information.

Cornell Roofing & Sheet Metal approaches our operations with a goal of reducing waste output.

Our 3R’s program is just part of our strategic, environmentally conscious approach towards operation of facilities and equipment.

Through a system of recycling in the field and office, reduction in shipping distances, inventory tracking to reduce out-of-date losses, and various other opportunities, Cornell Roofing & Sheet Metal strives to help protect our environment.