Here’s a product 411 from one of our readers, Gibran Farrah, of Sustainable Building Products.
“After being engineered in Germany and used throughout Europe for over 30 years, a completely sustainable plastic piping system for potable water use has finally hit California.
Made from recycled material, using less than 1/3 of the energy to produce and completely non-toxic, polypropylene piping systems is the most environmentally friendly pipe in the world.
Made in Germany by Aquatherm, polypipe is nothing new to the plumbing industry; what makes Aquatherm innovative is how it has engineered its polypropylene piping with glass. The fiberglass composite layer embedded in the pipe reduces linear expansion by 75% while adding structural integrity and insulation.
Cheaper than metal pipes and stronger than CPVC or PEX are only some of the environmental benefits to using Polypropylene with glass over conventional piping systems. Aquatherm is approved by Greenpeace and applies to 9 different LEED categories and is listed by UPC, UMC, NSF and IAPMO.”
If you would like to learn more about polyproylene pipe and how to incorporate this system in your green building design, feel free to contact the manufacturers Bay Area rep:
Sustainable Building Products