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download press release »11/06/2013

CertainTeed Gypsum Products Now Available in ecoScorecard™, SmartBIM® Tools for Green Building Projects

(Tampa, Fla.) – CertainTeed has integrated its entire gypsum product line into ecoScorecard™ and SmartBIM® online tools, helping architects and designers measure the environmental impact of products and materials against the major environmental rating systems. Both platforms make it easier to leverage the benefits of CertainTeed’s high-performance gypsum products, while eliminating the time-intensive and costly manual research and analysis of green building projects.

“Our gypsum product innovations are manufactured with a focus on environmental responsibility, research and development – minimizing environmental impacts to the greatest extent possible,” said Dave Engelhardt, president of CertainTeed Gypsum. “It made sense to partner with ecoScorecard and SmartBIM to provide a much less time-consuming and inexpensive way to access the many third-party rating systems and green standards that assist with the product specification process.”

ecoScorecard provides architects and designers with the ability to search and evaluate products based on environmental characteristics, including 1,200 unique attributes across 20 green building rating systems. The free online system automatically updates as rating systems change and offers easy access to the documentation required for project submittals.

Allowing architects and designers the ability to gauge environmental performance throughout the design process, the SmartBIM Tool featuring ecoScorecard is a plug-in for use with Autodesk Revit® and Trimble SketchUp®. The tool embeds all of the environmental data included in ecoScorecard into the product’s BIM object.

The newly incorporated gypsum products join CertainTeed’s catalog of insulation and ceilings solutions on ecoScorecard—providing an integrated resource for information on the company's diverse interior product offering.
To access ecoScorecard information for CertainTeed gypsum products, visit http://certainteedgypsum.ecoscorecard.com.

Offering a broad range of gypsum and finishing products for interior and exterior needs, CertainTeed Gypsum has served the North American building industry for more than 80 years and is a subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, the world’s leading producer of gypsum products. This, in combination with the full range of affiliated CertainTeed Corporation building products, provides architects, contractors, builders and dealers one partner to provide service and support for commercial and residential building projects. For more information, go to certainteed.com/gypsum.

About CertainTeed
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, insulation, gypsum, and ceilings.

A subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, the world’s largest building products company, CertainTeed and its affiliates have more than 5,700 employees and more than 60 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 and 2012 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 $3.3 billion in 2012. www.certainteed.com
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