Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed has helped shape the building products industry for more than 110 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, 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.
Sustainability has long been a part of their value system and corporate culture. CertainTeed takes pride in providing the best products to meet today’s market needs, but they are also looking ahead to offer their customers innovations for tomorrow. They focus on creating value at the triple bottom line for all stakeholders. This means offering high performing, affordable products that enhance user’s comfort and well-being while reducing overall environmental impacts.
Last year, CertainTeed unveiled its new state-of-the-art North American corporate headquarters, located in Malvern, PA. The 320,000 square-foot campus underwent an $80 million renovation to showcase Saint-Gobain and its North American construction materials subsidiary. These new renovations also allowed CertainTeed’s new building to be awarded a LEED Platinum certification (the highest level) for both its interior and exterior. One of the aspects of the building that allowed CertainTeed to be awarded the LEED Platinum certification was the solar PV panels installed on the roof of the new building.
Alternative Energy Development Group developed the solar project for CertainTeed, integrating Solstice 265W monocrystalline Solar PV panels and SMA inverter. The system will produce 27,000 kWh’s annually. As part of the project, AEDG met with Saint Gobain’s safety and risk consultants, and the building’s third-party owners to make sure the roof would not be compromised due to the installation. The solar project and the building’s design encapsulate CertainTeed's commitment to sustainability and energy efficiency.
More about this building and the solar installation can be found using the link below:
Timelapse video of CertainTeed installation: