CertainTeed Corporation Streamlines Green Product Specification by Adding Insulation Offering to ecoScorecard™
(Valley Forge, Pa.) – Significantly streamlining green building specification and documentation, CertainTeed Corporation has integrated its insulation product line into ecoScorecard™. The online platform provides architects and building professionals with instant access to environmental product information, eliminating the time-intensive manual research and analysis of green building projects.
The newly incorporated insulation products join CertainTeed’s catalog of ceilings solutions on ecoScorecard—providing an integrated resource for information on the company's diverse interior product offering.
ecoScorecard allows specifiers to search and evaluate products based on environmental characteristics, including 1,200 unique attributes across 20 green building rating systems. The readily accessible system automatically updates as rating systems change and offers easy access to the documentation required for project submittals.
"As the green building industry continues to evolve, it has become increasingly time-intensive for architects and builders to navigate the various rating systems and green standards that drive product specifications," said Drew Brandt, vice president of marketing and R&D for CertainTeed’s Insulation Group. "Our insulation products provide long-lasting, exceptional thermal performance and are manufactured from highly sustainable materials. By integrating our offering with ecoScorecard, it makes it easier to leverage these benefits in green building projects."
CertainTeed offers a comprehensive line of insulation products and equipment, including time-tested and trusted fiberglass insulation batts and rolls, fiberglass blow-in insulation, polyurethane spray foam, innovative vapor retarder technology, and highly regarded HVAC products as well as insulation blowing and foam application equipment. All of CertainTeed’s insulation products can help building professionals qualify toward credits for both the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) through the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the National Association of Home Builders’ Green Building (NAHB) Program.
To access ecoScorecard information for CertainTeed insulation products, visit http://certainteedinsulation.ecoscorecard.com.
Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed, headquartered in Valley Forge, Pa., has helped shape the building products industry for more than 100 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, the firm's slogan "Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed," quickly inspired the name CertainTeed. Today, CertainTeed® is North America’s leading brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, fence, decking, railing, trim, insulation, gypsum, ceilings and access covers.
A subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, the world’s largest building products company, CertainTeed and its affiliates have more than 5,700 employees and more than 60 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada. Recognized as a 2009 and 2010 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, CertainTeed earned the 2011 and 2012 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award, the highest level of recognition for outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through energy efficiency. The group had total sales of approximately $3.3 billion in 2012. www.certainteed.com
SmartBIM is a leading provider of BIM content creation, distribution, BIM tools and AEC market intelligence serving both the building professionals and manufacturing communities. SmartBIM LLC is a privately held company based in Atlanta, GA. ecoScorecard is a Web-based tool that supports a manufacturer’s web site by cataloging its green products and providing architects and designers with the ability to evaluate each product based on its environmental characteristics. ecoScorecard does the calculations necessary for six environmental rating systems; (LEED, GGHC, Labs 21, CHPS, NAHB, Re:Green and third-party certifications) and produces the product documentation in a saved project folder or as a PDF necessary for inclusion in the submission process. ecoScorecard also has BIM tools for users of Autodesk Revit and Trimble SketchUp, that allow a user to evaluate an entire BIM project for products that are enabled with ecoScorecard datasets. Users can save hundreds of hours of research and calculation time when striving for green building certifications. www.smartbim.com