GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, announced today that it has extended its commitment to green building and sustainable building practices by sponsoring the Certified Green Dealer® Program at the platinum level. The Certified Green Dealer® Program (www.CertifiedGreenDealer.org) is the nation’s only program for training and certifying building material dealerships in the knowledge of green building products and practices.
This sponsorship is just the latest step that GAF has taken to support innovative green-building initiatives. In addition to GAF’s extensive internal sustainability efforts, GAF launched an industry-leading Certified Green Roofer Program and committed to a multiyear sponsorship of ShingleRecycling.org, which helps contractors and distributors connect with qualified shingle recyclers across the U.S. and Canada. Additionally, a wide range of related resources are available at gaf.com/green, including tools and resources to educate and inform roofers and contractors about the importance of cool roofs, roof ventilation, and green codes and rating systems.
“GAF has allocated substantial resources to green building, and it’s very clear that the company ‘talks the talk’ and ‘walks the walk’ when it comes to green building for commercial and residential buildings,” said John D. Wagner, a noted green expert and managing partner of the Certified Green Dealer® Program. “GAF has demonstrated a clear commitment to green roofing and shingle recycling programs. Through the Certified Green Dealer® Program, we hope to make GAF’s programs pervasive throughout the industry.”
“Through sponsoring the Certified Green Dealer® Program, GAF shows its support for training and certifying one-step and two-step building material dealers on topics related to green building, green products, and sustainable practices,” said Paul Bromfield, GAF’s senior vice president of marketing. “By allying GAF with Certified Green Dealer®, we continue to assemble world-class educational and marketing resources for green roofers across North America.”
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 www.gaf.com.
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Alyssa Hall, Corporate Communications Mgr.