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CertainTeed’s Roofing Responsibly™ Program Expands to Connecticut

(Valley Forge, Pa.) – As an extension of their ongoing commitment to sustainability, CertainTeed Corporation is expanding the Roofing Responsibly™ program, which was launched in the suburban Philadelphia area last year, to Connecticut in partnership with the Asphalt Roof Recycling Center in Stratford, Conn.

Through the Roofing Responsibly program, old roofing shingles are collected, recycled and reused to pave new roads. To participate in the program, homeowners can visit www.certainteed.com to locate a CertainTeed credentialed contractor that will help them select their new shingles and facilitate the recycling process. Once the contractor removes the old shingles, they will transport them to the Asphalt Roof Recycling Center, which uses a separation and grinding process to create paving material. Homeowners will receive a certificate from CertainTeed confirming the shingles have been recycled.

“More than 12 million tons of asphalt shingle waste went into landfills last year. With the Roofing Responsibly program, CertainTeed is helping homeowners keep old shingles out of landfills and put them to good use,” said Paul Batt, director of product marketing for CertainTeed Roofing. “Homeowners can also further their commitment to going green by selecting from a wide array of CertainTeed roofing options that are ENERGY STAR® certified, including Landmark Solaris solar reflective shingles.”

CertainTeed is helping to improve the environment through responsible manufacturing practices and the development of sustainable building products. The company recycles nearly 90 percent of manufacturing production waste at their roofing plants, incorporates recycled materials into their products and, as a member of the U.S. Green Building Council, plays an active role in the green building movement. For the third consecutive year, CertainTeed’s efforts have been recognized through the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year program.

To find a credentialed CertainTeed contractor or for more information, homeowners can visit www.certainteed.com/roofing.

About The Asphalt Roof Recycling Center

The Asphalt Roof Recycling Center, located in Stratford, Conn., serves both roofing contractors and buyers of high quality asphalt. Waste roofing material is ground down to a fine texture and re-sold to asphalt plants and golf courses as well as homeowners for a garden covering. The center operates under permit by the State of Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection. For more information, visit www.roof-recycler.com.

About CertainTeed

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, foundations, pipe, 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 6,000 employees and more than 65 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 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 billion in 2010. www.certainteed.com