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Valley Forge, PA, June 19, 2013 – In conjunction with its parent company Saint-Gobain, CertainTeed Corporation is dispatching a powerhouse of Building Knowledge experts to Denver for the 2013 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Convention, June 20-22. Specifically, the company is hosting a series of eight CEU courses as well as the Building Knowledge Bar, where architects can access a wide array of solutions related to solar roofing technology, fire-resistance, acoustics, energy efficiency and indoor environmental quality.

Both exhibits represent the collective expertise of Saint-Gobain and its North American subsidiaries, which include the CertainTeed, Grenite, Norton, Green Glue and VetroTech brands. In a bold move, the company has opted not to display a curated exhibit of the hundreds of products it offers — as it has done in the past — opting to leverage its expertise to inspire and establish meaningful conversations with architects at the show.

“Saint-Gobain and its North American family of brands are making significant contributions to the building industry that span well beyond the manufacture of products,” said John Crowe, president and CEO of Saint-Gobain and CertainTeed. “On a daily basis, our world-class team embraces a forward-thinking approach in tackling industry challenges — capturing a multi-dimensional understanding of how materials relate, perform, and evolve in the built environment. We’re looking forward to expanding this dialogue with architects at the show.”

The roster of experts at the Building Knowledge Bar (#2108) include:

  • Michael Bottoms, Solar Roofing
  • Rob Brockman, Energy Efficiency
  • Bob Chambers, Acoustical Ceiling Assemblies
  • Mark Darby, Room Acoustics
  • Kristi Davis, Fire-Resistant Glass
  • Stan Gatland, Building Science
  • Lucas Hamilton, Building Science
  • Ashwin Himat, Indoor Environmental Quality
  • Chris Jones, Acoustical Ceiling Assemblies
  • Dan Kennard, Indoor Environmental Quality
  • Bob Marshall, Acoustical Ceiling Systems
  • Douglas Nyberg, Healthcare & Education Solutions
  • Brigitte Ross, Fire-Resistant Glass

  • To register for the CEU courses at the CertainTeed Learning Lounge (#3726), visit For more information on CertainTeed Building Knowledge, which serves as a hub of valuable resources for industry professionals on an ongoing basis, visit

    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, 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. For five consecutive years, the company has received top honors from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its contributions in protecting the environment and was most recently the recipient of the 2013 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award. The group had total sales of approximately $3.3 billion in 2012.

    About Saint-Gobain in North America
    Saint-Gobain, the world’s largest building materials company, has its North American headquarters in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. As the world leader in sustainable habitat, Saint-Gobain is committed to inventing solutions to help professionals and communities around the world build and renovate comfortable, healthy, economical and energy-efficient buildings. The company has more than 265 locations in North America and approximately 19,000 employees. In the United States and Canada, Saint-Gobain reported sales of approximately $7.7 billion in 2011.

    Recognized as a 2009 and 2010 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Saint-Gobain 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. For more information about Saint-Gobain in North America, visit and connect with the company on Facebook and Twitter.