CertainTeed Corporation, through its parent company Saint-Gobain, is once again sharing top honors for its outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through energy efficiency.

VALLEY FORGE, Pa. – CertainTeed Corporation, through its parent company Saint-Gobain, is once again sharing top honors for its outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through energy efficiency.

Following a two-year run as an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year, the company received the 2011 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award, the highest level of recognition from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. CertainTeed is the first and only fiberglass insulation manufacturer whose contributions have been recognized through the program.

“At CertainTeed, we foster a holistic culture of environmental responsibility in every aspect of our operations,” said Peter Dachowski, president and CEO of CertainTeed. “Maximizing energy efficiency at our facilities is a top priority and we commend our employees’ collective effort to help protect and preserve the environment.”

The Sustained Excellence Award recognizes consistent efforts to use energy efficiently in facility operations and to integrate superior energy management into overall organizational strategy. Award winners are selected from organizations that participate in the ENERGY STAR program. The accomplishments of Saint-Gobain, CertainTeed, and its U.S. companies were acknowledged at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. on April 12.

Over the past three years, CertainTeed has implemented a wide range of process improvements and energy management practices that led to a 10 percent reduction in energy usage at its facilities. The company also continues to take a leadership role in manufacturing products that improve the energy efficiency of the built environment.

“Responsible manufacturing practices play an inherent role in reducing the impact on the environment during every stage of a product’s life cycle,” added Dachowski. “Through the development of innovative products that improve the energy efficiency of homes and buildings, CertainTeed is driving the building industry toward the most sustainable building practices and a more sustainable future.”

CertainTeed offers a powerful portfolio of products that boost the energy efficiency of homes and buildings. Sustainable Insulation, a new fiberglass insulation product, incorporates 35-percent recycled material and a plant-based binder that contains no phenol, formaldehyde, harsh acrylics or dyes. Featuring an industry-leading 40 percent solar reflectivity, Landmark Solaris Platinum roofing shingles reduce energy consumption by decreasing the temperature of a roof by up to 20 percent during the summer months. CedarBoards Insulated Siding and Energy Edge help prevent energy loss through exterior walls and along concrete slab foundations, respectively. In addition, the EnerGen Photovoltaic Solar Roofing System features integrated UNI-SOLAR(R) thin-film laminates that seamlessly integrate with traditional asphalt roofing shingles.

For more information, visit www.certainteed.com.