GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, is honored to have been selected by GreenWizard as the Category Leader for Roofing in its selection of manufacturers that achieved outstanding performance in green building. A Category Leader is a company that has made the most significant progress in supporting the needs and requirements of both the building industry and building owners/occupants with respect to product transparency and sustainability initiatives.
GreenWizard narrowed its extensive list of manufacturers down to the top 25 based on activity in GreenWizard (how many times products were added to libraries and selected for projects) as well as on activity of the manufacturers with regard to overall sustainability initiatives. These top 25 were then evaluated by design and construction professionals who voted for those they felt showed the highest sustainability commitment.
From there, each category (roofing, flooring, paint, communications, etc.) had two award recipients: “Category Leader” and "Top Performer." Those selected as the "Category Leader" were the standout company in their category based on their commitment, contribution, and disclosure of information to support a better-built environment. “Top Performers” were recognized in their category for their efforts in product and/or corporate sustainability initiatives.
“GAF is a strong advocate for product transparency and sustainability. GAF stands out in the industry by making product information readily available to the design and construction community,” stated Jerry Lepore, president and CEO of GreenWizard, Inc. “GreenWizard is delighted that GAF sees us as a key to their success in getting information out to their key constituents. Our system is only as strong as the manufacturers who support it and GAF is a prime example of why GreenWizard is the Building Product Management Solution for the building industry.”
GreenWizard will honor all of its Category Leaders and Top Performers at this year’s Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, which is being held from October 22 – 24 in New Orleans.
To learn more about GAF, visit www.gaf.com.
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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.