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

Certified Green Roofer
An exclusive designation that recognizes your “green” roofing business.
Green Building Playbook LEED v4
Learn more about using GAF Products on LEED® v4 Projects
Low Slope - Title 24 Handbook
Navigating California's Title 24 Building Standards Code
Steep Slope - Title 24 Handbook
Navigating California's Title 24 Building Standards Code.

Sponsorship and Support

Shinglerecycling.org
Find an asphalt shingle recycling facility near you.
Sustainable Minds
Sustainable Minds cloud-based product transparency applications and services help manufacturers design and market greener products. 
U.S. Green Building Council
The USGBC is committed to transforming how buildings are designed, constructed and operated through LEED.
Crest: Cool Roof Energy Saving Tool
The industry's first self-serve cool roof energy conductor. See what money saving changes you could make.