GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, will be exhibiting at the 2014 Greenbuild® International Conference and Expo taking place in New Orleans, LA, from October 22nd through the 24th. Greenbuild® is the premier event for sustainable building and a showcase for GAF’s commitment to manufacturing sustainable products and implementing earth-friendly processes.
GAF’s booth at the Morial Convention Center is number 1123 and it will feature the company’s most current products and programs, as well as speakers from some of the top firms with a focus on the green building movement. Each guest will speak for approximately 10 minutes and then host a Q&A session at the GAF booth.
“It’s really an honor to have speakers of such caliber joining us at Greenbuild®. I think it’s a testament to all we’ve done to support the transparency movement and the development of LEED® version 4,” said Marty Grohman, director of sustainability at GAF. “I think it’s going to be a great show.”
Here’s the schedule for the GAF Spotlight Series:
Wednesday, 10:45 AM: Valerie Walsh, Principal, Walsh Sustainability Group, Roofing as Hero: Roofing Credits in LEED v2009 and LEED v4 Demystified
Wednesday, 1:15 PM: Kurt Shickman, Executive Director, Global Cool Cities Alliance, Cooling the World’s Cities with Reflective Urban Surfaces
Wednesday, 4:15 PM: Alex Wilson, President, Resilient Design Institute, Survive and Thrive – The Need for Resilience
Thursday 10:45 AM: Jennifer Atlee, Technical Liaison, Health Product Declaration Collaborative, Transparency: Q&A on HPD 2.0
Thursday 1:15 PM: Jamie Meil, Managing Director, Athena Sustainable Materials Institute, Whole Building LCA Credits in LEED v4 – Easier Than You Think
Visitors who have their badges scanned at the GAF booth will get an early edition of Marty Grohman and Valerie Walsh’s e-book, Roofing in LEED® 2009 vs LEED® v4: A Primer, as well as LEED® v4 TPO MasterSpec by Ross Spiegel, FAIA, and links to videos from each talk.
To learn more about GAF’s green roofing initiatives, visit www.gaf.com/green.
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Founded in 1886, GAF is 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. GAF was the first roofing manufacturer to offer a Lifetime limited warranty on all of its laminated shingles, which then evolved with the introduction of the GAF Lifetime Roofing System by extending the Lifetime coverage beyond just the roofing shingles.
With a focus on social responsibility, GAF developed Advanced Protection® Shingle Technology, providing superior durability and wind resistance while reducing the use of natural resources. The company also developed single-ply and asphaltic roofing 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 gaf.com.