May 28, 2014 12:00 AM

GAF Announces Sponsorship of Certified Green Distributor™ Training Program to One-Step Distributors

GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, is proud to sponsor the new Certified Green Distributor™ Program, an extension of the highly successful Certified Green Dealer® Program. The Certified Green Distributor™ Program today announced that it now offers on-line, on-demand training, green certification, and marketing support to the nation’s one-step distributors.  

The training is web-based and covers five topics that are central to one-step distributors: Air Sealing, Cladding, Roofing, Insulation, and Roof Shingle Recycling.  Each course module is accompanied by a downloadable study guide and is available at www.CertifiedGreenDistributor.Org.

GAF’s sponsorship is just one of the many steps that the Company has taken to support green-building training and roof recycling initiatives.  In addition to sponsoring the Certified Green Distributor™ Program, GAF has instituted highly regarded internal sustainability efforts. GAF has also launched the Certified Green Roofer Program, which includes a multiyear sponsorship of, a site that helps contractors and distributors connect with qualified shingle recyclers across the U.S. and Canada.  Its dedicated webpage, offers a wide range of related resources, including tools and information to educate and inform roofers and contractors about the importance of cool roofs, roof ventilation, and green codes and rating systems.

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About GAF 

Founded in 1886, GAF has become the largest roofing manufacturer in North America. The company’s products include a comprehensive portfolio of steep-slope and commercial roofing systems, which are supported by an extensive national network of factory-certified contractors. Its success is driven by its commitment to Advanced Quality, Industry Expertise, and Solutions Made Simple for contractors, specifiers, and property owners alike. In 2011, GAF was the first roofing manufacturer to offer a Lifetime limited warranty on all of its laminated shingles and, in 2012, it introduced the GAF Lifetime Roofing System.

With a focus on social responsibility, GAF has developed Advanced Protection® Shingle Technology, which provides superior durability and wind resistance while reducing the use of scarce natural resources. The company has also developed single-ply and asphaltic membranes with superior durability and high reflectivity to meet the most rigorous industry standards while helping commercial property owners and designers reduce energy consumption. 

GAF also supports the roofing industry through CARE, the Center for the Advancement of Roofing Excellence, which has provided education to over 125,000 professionals. CARE’s mission is to help professional contractors and distributors build their businesses through sales and management education, and to provide product and installation training to contractors, distributors, architects, property owners, and related industry personnel. For more information about GAF, visit
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