Sustainability



As the roofing industry leader, GAF is proud to promote sustainability in all areas of our business. 
We practice and support new technologies in energy and efficiency, material optimization, and recycling that help conserve natural resources, and we share our knowledge to help our contractors, colleagues and customers do the same. 



Proudly Promoting Sustainable Buildings and Resilient Design

Download GAF Green Scorecard to learn how GAF products can help you earn points on LEED v4 and Living Building Challenge Projects.
Your old roof can be part of a new road

Asphalt is America's most-recycled material

Nearly 1.9 million tons of reclaimed asphalt shingles removed from roofs were turned into roads in 2015. To support this sustainable practice, GAF created the Certified Green Roofer program to provide specialized recycling training for contractors, and foster membership with their local U.S. Green Building Councils. 

How does shingle recycling work?
Interested in recycling your roof?

It’s actually fairly easy. Visit recycling.gaf.com to find a GAF Certified Green Roofer near you to provide an estimate and confirm if the materials on your current roof qualify for recycling. During your re-roof, your reclaimed asphalt shingles will be stored separately and transported to a recycling center for reuse.

Solar Energy

GAF Energy

GAF Energy is transforming the rooftop solar industry to generate Energy From Every Roof™. As a Standard Industries company, GAF Energy works in partnership with GAF, offering affordable, integrated rooftop solar options to residential and commercial customers.

Sustainability Resources

Sponsorship and Support

Sustainable Minds
Sustainable Minds cloud-based product transparency applications and services help manufacturers design and market greener products. 
Crest: Cool Roof Energy Saving Tool
The industry's first self-serve cool roof energy conductor. See what money saving changes you could make.
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When your peers refer to you as The Maestro, you know your career has had an impact. Erasmo 'Mitos' Fuentes—a teacher, roofer, business owner, and GAF CARE trainer—leads by example, and he represents all that is possible when you work hard and aim high.
When Hurricane Harvey struck Texas in 2017, GAF partnered with Team Rubicon to help rebuild local communities impacted by the storm. Learn how you can get involved with Team Rubicon and volunteer to support disaster relief in your area at https://TeamRubiconUSA.org/gafvolunteer
GAF's commitment to protecting what matters most doesn't stop at providing the highest quality roofing materials. We're also committed to investing to strengthen and build up our communities.That's why we recently launched GAF Community Matters, a national social impact initiative to help our neighbors. We're excited to work with a number of incredible organizations as part of this initiative, including Habitat for Humanity, the top housing-focused non-profit organization in the world. As the leading roofing materials company in North America, we're proud to help Habitat for Humanity put roofs over the heads of families in need of decent, affordable housing. At GAF, we support Habitat's philosophy of helping to provide a hand up, not a handout, to people and families.Founded in 1976, Habitat has more than 1,500 local affiliates in the United States and works in more than 70 countries. Together with their volunteers, Habitat has constructed or repaired more than 800,000 houses. Many Habitat volunteers are everyday people, but there's also a need for construction professionals—and GAF helps provide those to Habitat, too.