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GAF facility receives certification

GAF, Parsippany, N.J., has announced its Tuscaloosa, Ala., asphalt shingle facility received Waste Diversion from Landfill certification from GreenCircle Certified LLC, a certifier of sustainability claims for products and operations. The certification recognizes GAF's efforts to reduce or reuse waste material, limiting the amount of waste sent to landfills. The Tuscaloosa plant achieved a 94 percent waste diversion rate and is the second GAF plant to receive certification.

Additionally, GAF has announced 11 of its asphalt shingle products meet new Los Angeles Green Building Code and California Title 24 guidelines. Los Angeles Green Building Code requires a residential asphalt shingle must have a minimum three-year-aged solar reflectance of 0.20, a minimum thermal emittance of 0.75 or a solar reflectance index of 16. The products come in a variety of colors in GAF's Timberline® Cool Series,® Timberline HD,® Timberline Ultra HD, Timberline American Harvest,® Timberline Natural Shadow® and Royal Sovereign.®