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Ready to go: GAF prepared for new LEED transparency criteria

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WAYNE, N.J.—GAF has received NSF-ISO compliant Type III Environmental Product Declarations for its EverGuard TPO and EverGuard Extreme roofing products.

EPD is an internationally recognized, standardized method used to analyze the lifecycle environmental and human health impacts of products or services. Impacts addressed include areas such as energy use, emissions to air, soil, water and waste generation.

The firm said the U.S. Green Building Council will launch the new LEED v4 green building rating system soon, which includes major changes to the materials and resources category.

The standard seeks more transparency on the environmental and health impacts of building materials and products. GAF's EPDs contribute toward achieving the whole building lifecycle impact reduction and environment product disclosure credits in LEED v4.