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Upscale Mike Holmes Approved Development Features CertainTeed’s AirRenew® Indoor Air Quality Drywall


Rinaldi Homes Builds Healthier Community Using VOC-Absorbing Gypsum Board

(Mississauga, Ont.) – A new upscale townhome development by Rinaldi Homes of St. Catharines, Ontario, features CertainTeed’s revolutionary AirRenew® Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Gypsum Board. The development consists of 26 bungalow townhomes situated in a private cul-de-sac in Rinaldi Homes’ Coyle Creek Estates. The community showcases their expertise in creating enviable, sustainable living spaces.

Rinaldi Homes is an official Holmes Approved Homes Partner Builder—a residential program initiated by healthy home advocate and trusted contractor, Mike Holmes. The program implements Holmes’ mandate in new-home construction and sustainable building, including specific building products, installation methods and building practices to ensure enhanced durability, energy-efficiency, resistance, sound protection, as well as higher indoor air quality. CertainTeed’s AirRenew Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Gypsum Board is a designated Holmes Approved Product.

“We are always looking at new products and new technologies that help us build homes that are higher quality, lower maintenance and more environmentally friendly than those built to standard practices. Knowing this, Mike Holmes brought AirRenew to our attention, which is a Holmes Approved Product. What we saw intrigued us,” said Victor Krmpotic, sales and marketing manager at Rinaldi Homes. “AirRenew is a great product that helps us build healthier houses, and we are excited to use it in our new townhomes.”

Krmpotic says that for three generations the family-run Rinaldi Homes has focused on a “hands-on” approach to building, from design to construction and after-sales service, which gives them the flexibility and versatility to respond quickly to the needs of their clients. The company is already committed to creating healthy indoor space by using low-VOC finishes, so incorporating AirRenew wallboard with formaldehyde-scavenging technology is a logical next step.

Specifically this construction project will use AirRenew Essential and AirRenew M2Tech® IAQ drywall. AirRenew Essential cleans indoor air in rooms where mould and moisture resistance are not required, while AirRenew M2Tech actively cleans the air plus provides enhanced moisture and mould resistance in rooms where this may be a problem, such as kitchens and bathrooms. Both products are part of CertainTeed Gypsum’s Wall to Wall Solutions program, providing high-performance interior wall systems to meet the functional needs of every room in the home.

“It’s evident in Rinaldi Homes’ work that they take great care to build beautiful, healthy homes that last generations. Their decision to use AirRenew gypsum board will only serve to further this effort,” said Morgan Waller, director of marketing for CertainTeed Gypsum - Canada. “We are pleased to be working with them and to help create better indoor air quality for their homebuyers.”

AirRenew IAQ Gypsum Board products offer a cost-effective solution for healthier interior environments in residential construction and remodeling projects. AirRenew products are GREENGUARD® Gold certified and can contribute to indoor environmental quality, recycled materials, and innovation in design credits for green projects. The products contain up to 99 percent total recycled content and may provide regional materials, depending on project location. And, most importantly, they handle the same as regular gypsum boards and do not require special tools to install or finish. The entire portfolio of AirRenew products has received Environmental Claims Validation (ECV) from UL Environment for permanent formaldehyde absorption.

Offering a broad range of gypsum and finishing products for interior and exterior needs, CertainTeed Gypsum has served the North American building industry for more than 80 years and is a subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, the world’s leading producer of gypsum products. Through its national manufacturing presence of six manufacturing plants, three finishing facilities and two mines located from coast to coast across Canada, CertainTeed is a leading supplier of gypsum products and solutions to the Canadian market. This, in combination with the full range of affiliated CertainTeed Corporation building products, provides architects, contractors, builders and dealers one partner to provide service and support for commercial and residential building projects. For more information, go to

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 110 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, one of the world’s largest and oldest building products companies, and celebrating its 350th anniversary, CertainTeed and its affiliates have more than 5,700 employees and more than 60 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada. For six 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 2014 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award. The group had total sales of approximately $3.3 billion in 2014.