GAF World Headquarters

Our world headquarters must be a leading example of our own roof systems technology

GAF Headquarters in Parsippany, NJ, a leading example of our own roof systems technology.




December 2014

Building Type

Commercial property


3,770 squares

About GAF Headquarters

As a world-leading manufacturer of roof components, GAF demands a roofing solution for its own headquarters that sets the standard in sustainability. The 377,000 sq. ft., state-of-the-art facility is the first building in the world to be awarded a LEED® Resilient Design Pilot credit from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

The challenge

GAF moved its corporate headquarters to Parsippany, NJ., in 2015, after the historic company spent 40 years occupying an 11-building campus in Wayne, N.J. GAF was determined to lead by example in environmental sustainability.

The solution

The roof system employs RUBEROID® HW 25 Smooth Membrane as a vapor retarder, EnergyGuard Polyiso Insulation, and EnergyGuard HD Cover Board. It also includes GAF’s best-performing single-ply membrane, EverGuard Extreme® Fleece-back TPO Membrane.

GAF 2-Part Roofing Adhesive was used to fully adhere EverGuard Extreme® Fleece-back TPO to provide superior wind uplift performance. When using EverGuard Extreme® Fleece-back TPO Membrane with GAF 2-Part Roofing Adhesive, the fleece on the back of the membrane provides an added cushioning layer, which is especially important for hail-prone areas.

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Arco Construction Inc., Caldwell, New Jersey

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Contractors adding new roof materials onto GAF headquarters, the first building awared a LEED Resilient Pilot Credit.

LEED Certification

GAF headquarters was the first building in the world to be awarded a LEED® Resilient Design Pilot credit from the U.S. Green Building Council. To achieve this designation, also known as the IPpc98 credit, building owners must assess and successfully plan for a wide range of natural disasters such as flooding, tornados, high winds, and earthquakes. There are several aspects of the GAF building design that led to this designation, including flood preparation and backup capabilities that allow GAF to continue operations and customer service in the face of disaster and long-term outages.

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