(Valley Forge, Pa., Tradeslive.com, Feb. 15, 2012) – Through the introduction of EcoDocs™, architects, contractors and other building professionals now have an easy-to-use online tool for documenting CertainTeed insulation, ceilings, and gypsum products used in LEED® projects. EcoDocs provides custom documentation letters designed for specific LEED rating programs and is available 24/7 to help meet the sustainability criteria for specified CertainTeed products.
“EcoDocs reinforces CertainTeed’s commitment to the green building movement by making it easier than ever to use our products in all LEED projects,” said Aman W. Desouza, director of innovation and product sustainability for CertainTeed Corporation. “By delivering detailed and customized LEED documentation with a few simple clicks, EcoDocs strengthens CertainTeed’s position as the manufacturer of choice for architects and building professionals aspiring to the highest sustainability standards.”
EcoDocs includes detailed information on hundreds of CertainTeed insulation, gypsum and ceilings products—including various sizes, colors and finishes—ensuring accurate and detailed specifications on every project. After creating an account at http://ecodocs.certainteed.com, building design professionals can open and save individual projects along with location and contact information. For each project, exact quantities and costs of each product can be selected and assigned to a specific LEED goal. Once all products are selected, a simple click generates a LEED letter covering the selected products and LEED objective.
CertainTeed offers a wide variety of building products that contribute to LEED certification and are proven to help increase the overall efficiency and comfort of a building. For example, CertainTeed’s AirRenew® is the first gypsum board to actively remove volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from indoor air, and the company’s Sustainable Insulation is manufactured with a commitment to minimizing environmental impact and does not include formaldehyde, acrylics or dyes. Also, several of CertainTeed’s ceilings products are now covered by industry-leading environmental product declarations (EPDs), which provide transparent third-party information on sustainability from manufacture to disposal.
Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed, headquartered in Valley Forge, Pa., has helped shape the building products industry for more than 100 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, the firm’s slogan “Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed,” quickly inspired the name CertainTeed. Today, CertainTeed® is North America’s leading brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, fence, decking, railing, trim, foundations, pipe, insulation, gypsum, ceilings and access covers.
A subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, the world’s largest building products company, CertainTeed and its affiliates have more than 6,000 employees and more than 65 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada. Recognized as a 2009 and 2010 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, CertainTeed earned the 2011 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award, the highest level of recognition for outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through energy efficiency. The group had total sales of approximately $3.2 billion in 2011. www.certainteed.com