“We are supportive of USGBC’s message and green building in general. We want to be involved in future enhancements of the LEED® rating system and in industry education. USGBC also gives us a great opportunity to communicate with leading manufacturers and builders as we all help build a more sustainable future.” -GAF
Increased post-consumer shingle recycling from 7% to 15% in the last 5 years
Offers free LEED GA training to all employees
Operates CARE, the Center for the Advancement of Roofing Excellence, which has provided education to over 125,000 professionals
Founded in 1886, GAF has become the largest roofing manufacturer in North America. Its success is driven by its commitment to quality, industry expertise, and simple solutions for contractors and property owners alike. By supporting new technology in manufacturing, energy efficiency and recycling, GAF is driving the green building community forward.
GAF promotes sustainability through its Certified Green Roofer program – more than 400 contractors have achieved this designation as a commitment to building responsibly. With one of the largest networks of factory-certified contractors, GAF influences many homes and businesses besides their own, and encourages these contractors to use environmentally-friendly materials.
GAF has a commitment to a Zero Waste to Landfill manufacturing effort, and strives to increase post-consumer recycling of shingles. Among other innovations, GAF created the first ENERGYSTAR shingle – one of their goals is to make sustainability easier for the roofing market. They are committed to the wise use of resources for today and future generations.