GAF Headquarters Building Awarded The World’s First Resilient Design Credit By USGBC
Washington, November 7, 2016 – The new headquarters for PIMA member GAF is the first building in the world to be awarded a LEED® Resilient Design Pilot credit from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The award recognizes GAF’s commitment to global sustainability and energy efficiency and the manufacturer’s accommodations in the building’s design that allow it to function during an emergency event. The building includes 3.3 inches of polyiso insulation on the roof as well as one-half inch of high density coverboard.
“GAF and other polyiso manufacturers recognize the critical importance of increasing building resiliency,” said PIMA President, Jared Blum. “Disasters can be expensive in human and property costs, but much of the destruction can be prevented with cost-effective mitigation features and advanced planning, as GAF has exhibited.”
The LEED® Resilient Design Pilot credit designation, also called the IPpc98 credit, is achieved whenbuilding owners plan for natural disasters. The GAF building designs includes flood preparation and backup capabilities, which allow GAF to continue operations in the face of disaster and outages. GAF’s roof utilizes EverGuard Extreme® TPO and EnergyGuard™ PolyIso, achieving high ratings in local code requirements.