Saint-Gobain and Its North American Businesses Showcase Sustainable Building Products, Unveil Carbon Calculator at Greenbuild

 Saint-Gobain and Its North American Businesses Showcase Sustainable Building
            Products, Unveil Carbon Calculator at Greenbuild 2012

PR Newswire

VALLEY FORGE, Pa., Nov. 12, 2012

VALLEY FORGE, Pa., Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Saint-Gobain and its
well-known North American subsidiaries, including CertainTeed, Norton,
SolarGard, ADFORS, Grenite, and Saint-Gobain Solar, will showcase an array of
building products at Greenbuild 2012 (Booth #4359N) that are ideal for green
building projects. Innovative products — such as VOC-scavenging materials,
photovoltaic roofing technology, highly-sustainable countertops and hybrid
insulation solutions — will be on display along with information on
high-profile installations.

In addition, a new carbon calculator developed by CertainTeed Building
Scientist Lucas Hamilton and Sustainable Solutions Corporation of Royersford,
Pa., will make its debut at the show. The calculator tracks the carbon offset
of the company's energy-saving and energy-generating products that are
installed in North American homes and buildings. Based on data from the U.S
Environmental Protection Agency, the carbon reductions of installed
Saint-Gobain products on an annual basis is equivalent to the carbon dioxide
emissions produced by more than 300,000 passenger vehicles or the amount of
electricity needed to power more than 189,000 homes.

"As the global leader in sustainable building solutions, Saint-Gobain is
making significant contributions to the built environment in North America as
demonstrated by our newly established carbon calculator," said John Crowe,
president and CEO of Saint-Gobain and CertainTeed. "The calculator provides
valuable data on how our products ultimately protect and preserve the
environment, offsetting over 3 billion pounds of CO2 each year."

The Saint-Gobain exhibit will include the following products, which are
designed for use in residential and commercial applications:

  oCertainTeed AirRenew^® gypsum board and ADFORS Novelio^® CleanAir
    wallcovering that contribute to healthy indoor air quality;
  oCertainTeed ^ Hybrid Insulation System, a cost-effective approach in
    maximizing occupant comfort and energy savings;
  oSound-absorbing materials, such as CertainTeed Ecophon^® Solo™ ^
    high-density fiberglass ceiling panels, CertainTeed Silent FX gypsum board
    and Green Glue noiseproofing compound that maximize acoustical control in
    interior spaces; and,
  oGrenite^® Engineered Stone Countertops, which offer the highest
    post-consumer recycled content currently available in the market.
  oIndustry-leading solar products, including Saint-Gobain Solar's AVANCIS
    PowerMax^® photovoltaic modules and SolarGard^® window film;
  oNorton^® Thermalbond^® architectural foam spacers and tapes that enhance
    energy efficiency in curtain walls and window systems;
  oDurable materials that protect homes and buildings during construction and
    beyond, such as CertainTeed CertaWrap™ ^ weather resistive barrier and
    CertainTeed GlasRoc^® exterior sheathing; as well as,
  oCertainTeed WeatherBoards™ fiber cement siding and CertainTeed
    CedarBoards™ insulated siding that offer long-lasting performance and
    boost curb appeal.

In addition to Booth #4359N, Saint-Gobain's family of companies will host
exhibits for Saint-Gobain ADFORS (#4459N) and SageGlass (#4353N) as well as
Saint-Gobain's NOVA Innovation Competition(#4463N). Saint-Gobain, in
partnership with YouthBuild USA, will also hold an educational session on
affordable green housing at 8 a.m. on Nov. 15 (West Building, Room 2009). For
updates on Saint-Gobain activity throughout Greenbuild, visit or follow the Twitter hashtag

About Saint-Gobain in North America
Saint-Gobain, the world's largest building materials company, has its North
American headquarters in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. As the world leader in
sustainable habitat, Saint-Gobain is committed to inventing solutions to help
professionals and communities around the world build and renovate comfortable,
healthy, economical and energy-efficient buildings. The company has more than
265 locations in North America and approximately 19,000 employees. In the
United States and Canada, Saint-Gobain reported sales of approximately $7.7
billion in 2011.

Recognized as a 2009 and 2010 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year by the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency, Saint-Gobain 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. For more information about Saint-Gobain in North America, visit and connect with the company on Facebook and

Press Contacts:

Saint-Gobain in North America:
Dina Silver Pokedoff, APR
610-341-7031 (office)
484-919-2103 (mobile)

CertainTeed Corporation:
Mike Loughery
610-341-7328 (office)
302-438-0823 (mobile)

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