(Parsippany, NJ – 10/21/16) GAF is honored to announce that its global headquarters in Parsippany, NJ, is the first building in the world to be awarded a LEED® Resilient Design Pilot credit. That’s from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). This achievement recognizes North America’s largest roofing manufacturer for accommodations made in the building’s design. Moreover, it allows the building to function during an emergency event. The award helps further the commitment to global sustainability. As well as energy efficiency. Definitely something that GAF is known for.
To achieve this designation is also known as the IPpc98 credit. For building owners must assess and successfully plan for a wide range of natural disasters. That’s such as flooding, tornados, high winds, and earthquakes.
There are several aspects of the GAF building design that lead to this designation. For that’s including flood preparation and backup capabilities. All that allow GAF to continue operations. Moreover and customer service in the face of disaster. Especially and if there are long-term outages. In addition, the roof is rated above local code requirements and is topped with EverGuard Extreme® TPO and EnergyGuard™ PolyIso.
“LEED certifying our new world headquarters was very important. Driving energy efficiency and construction waste management, so core to LEED, are very much aligned with our values,” said Martin Grohman, director of sustainability for GAF. We thank the USGBC for a rewarding, instructive process through our certification. Several elements of the new Resilient Design credit, such as the Red Cross Ready Rating process, helped us improve our disaster readiness plan.”
GAF is proud to promote sustainability in all areas, in addition to building design. It practices and supports new technologies in energy efficiency, material optimization, and recycling that help conserve natural resources. The Company is committed to sharing its knowledge to help its contractors, colleagues, and customers do the same.
For more on the dedication that GAF has shown to sustainability and the environment, go to www.gaf.com/green.