SAN JOSE, Calif. and AUSTIN, Texas — GAF Energy, a Standard Industries company and a leading provider of solar roofing in North America, has been honored in Fast Company’s Innovation by Design Awards for 2022 in both the Impact and Home and Products categories.
The Innovation by Design Awards honor the designers and businesses solving the most crucial problems of today and anticipating the pressing issues of tomorrow. The competition, now in its 11th year, features a range of blue-chip companies, emerging startups, and hungry young talents. It is one of the most sought-after design awards in the industry. GAF Energy announced the launch of Timberline Solar™ in January, and recently broke ground on a new 450,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Georgetown, Texas.
“We’re thrilled to be honored and recognized as solving the world’s most crucial problems through design,” said Martin DeBono, president of GAF Energy. “Homeowners care about the design and the aesthetics of their home — and Timberline Solar combines clean energy production with durable roofing in an attractive roofing shingle. We believe Timberline Solar is the game-changing innovation that will turbocharge residential solar adoption — and the team at GAF Energy, and across all the Standard Industries companies, is working hard every day to lead the next generation of clean energy adoption.”
The judges for Innovation by Design include renowned designers from a variety of disciplines, business leaders from some of the most innovative companies in the world, and Fast Company’s own writers and editors. Entries are judged on the key ingredients of innovation: functionality, originality, beauty, sustainability, user insight, cultural impact, and business impact. Winners, finalists, and honorable mentions are featured online and in the October print issue of Fast Company.
The Timberline Solar ES™ has received multiple awards and honors since its launch earlier this year, including the Best of Innovation award from CES, Green Builder Sustainable Home Award, Good Housekeeping Editor’s Choice for CES 2022, RC's Editor's Choice, the NAHB Best of IBS Awards, Most Innovative Construction Tool, and others.
To see the complete list of Fast Company honorees, go to fastcompany.com/innovation-by-design/list.