Green Building, with Kaycan

When talking about new architectural trends, there is one key term to take into consideration: sustainable building, also known as green building. It refers to the adoption of environmentally responsible materials and the use of efficient resources throughout the whole building process.

Kaycan understands that the growth and development of our communities has a large impact on our natural environment. We’ve ensured that our vinyl products meet the strictest environmental standards set forth by local authorities. Our insulated siding, for example, ensures your wall is covered with a beautiful, sturdy wall system that will add comfort and energy savings to your home.

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Kaycan’s GreenSENSE Program

The GreenSENSE program was developed by Kaycan employees with one goal in mind, to enable our customers and colleagues to engage in more socially, economically and environmentally responsible practices. The GreenSENSE philosophy has been applied from our manufacturing processes all the way through to our day to day tasks. Kaycan’s GreenSENSE program ensures a steady commitment to developing and implementing environmentally friendly practices for our customers and employees.

Waste Reduction

Generating waste on the production line is an inevitable consequence in any manufacturing environment. Vinyl and aluminum are no exception to this rule. That’s why Kaycan has put in extensive research and development in reducing the waste generated in our facilities. 100% of waste generated from the production of Kaycan vinyl products is reground and re-inserted into the manufacturing process. All scrap generated from Kaycan aluminum products are recycled as well. We have developed processes to ensure that we are efficient, economic and environmental with all of our raw materials.

Location and Transport

Kaycan operates over 5 million square feet of manufacturing space in 18 facilities across North America. Add 60 distribution centres strategically located to best serve our customers, and Kaycan has a local presence in every key market on the continent. Our locations help us, our customers and the environment. With lower fuel costs to transport materials and a strong infrastructure with efficient scheduling, our time in transit has been brought to a minimum.

Obtain LEED Points

LEED, Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is the nationally accepted rating system for commercial and institutional green buildings. The program helps establish a standard measurement for green building. LEED certification has become a growing trend in recent years, continually attracting more and more builders and home owners alike. The program works on a point system with four levels of certification (Certified, Silver, Gold, Platinum).

At Kaycan we can show you how our products can contribute up to 4 LEED points on your project! By using products, such as Kaycan insulated siding or Kaycan rainware (both vinyl and aluminum), your project becomes eligible for points. Our strategically located manufacturing facilities also contribute to Kaycan products obtaining LEED certification.

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