CertainTeed Offers New Sustainable Products and Systems Guide in Conjunction with the Launch of LEED®v4 at Greenbuild 2013
(Valley Forge, Pa.) – In conjunction with the official launch of LEED®v4 at Greenbuild 2013, CertainTeed Corporation has published a Sustainable Products and Systems Guide to help architectural and building professionals easily navigate the updated requirements.
Representing North America’s largest brand of interior and exterior building products, the guide aligns specific CertainTeed® products with points associated with commercial and residential LEED programs. In addition, the guide demonstrates the collective LEED points that can be achieved by incorporating multiple CertainTeed products in green building projects.
“On a practical level, the new Sustainable Products and Systems Guide will save green building professionals valuable time when selecting and documenting the use of CertainTeed products,” said Aman Desouza, director of innovation and product sustainability at CertainTeed. “From a broader perspective, it shows how our products seamlessly work together to have a real and lasting impact on quality of life and a material difference in the sustainability of our built environment.”
A key highlight of the guide is a detailed diagram that outlines a high-performance building envelope with CertainTeed gypsum board, low-slope roofing, insulation, and siding products that have the potential of contributing to significant points for LEED NC, Schools & Healthcare projects. Similar diagrams are also included for LEED for Homes and LEED Canada.
The CertainTeed portfolio of sustainable products includes industry-first AirRenew® IAQ Gypsum Board, Apollo® photovoltaic roofing, CedarBoards® insulated siding, industry-only MemBrain® Smart Vapor Retarder & Air Barrier and Ecophon® ceiling panels, which offer the highest post-consumer recycled content of any ceiling panels in North America.
“We are proud to take a leadership role in the movement for greater transparency — a key driver behind LEED v4,” adds Desouza. “Transparency around the environmental impacts and health hazards is critical to the overall sustainability of homes and buildings. Additionally, the use of high-performing innovative building products contributes to the occupant health and wellbeing that ultimately enhances productivity, healing and learning.”
In addition to LEED programs, the guide also includes information on how CertainTeed products contribute to the National Green Building Standard, International Green Construction Code, California Green Construction Code, and Green Globes rating system.
Facilitated by the U.S. Green Building Council, LEED v4 further advances green building practices by providing insight into the synergies within the building system, providing solutions for optimizing performance, and ultimately achieving better environmental, economic and social outcomes.
For a copy of the guide, visit www.certainteed.com/buildingresponsibly.
About Saint-Gobain North America at Greenbuild
The Saint-Gobain North America family of brands at Greenbuild 2013 includes CertainTeed, SAGE, ADFORS, and two products from Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics - Green Glue and Thermalbond®. In a wide variety of verticals – from education to healthcare and beyond - Saint-Gobain North America offers a number of products and solutions that do everything from improve indoor air quality to reduce noise pollution – ultimately making “Life’s Material Difference.” We encourage you to visit sgnagreen.com to learn more about these brands and products, and learn more about Saint-Gobain North America.
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 and ceilings.
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