CertaSpec - CertainTeed’s comprehensive online roofing specification writing tool - recently received updates to include important LEED criteria.
VALLEY FORGE, Pa. - CertaSpec - CertainTeed’s
comprehensive online roofing specification writing tool - recently
received updates to include important LEED criteria. CertaSpec allows users to
quickly write accurate steep- and low-slope roofing specifications for job
submittal packages and can be accessed by visiting
The new CertaSpec Version 2.0 features information on such
LEED requirements as recycled content percentages for roofing products and
locally sourced material in regards to project location.
“The additional LEED information available in the new
version of CertaSpec will be a huge benefit,” said J.R. Roach of CertainTeed
Roofing, who managed the development of CertaSpec. “After answering a few
predefined questions, the program filters through the products available and lists
recycled content in relation to job and plant location. This is an advantage to
architects and roofing consultants who are trying to use locally sourced
products and build LEED certified projects.”
Similar to the previous CertaSpec version, on-screen instructions
pop up to guide users through the specification process. Live updates are
routinely made, keeping the software current and accurate. CertaSpec also has
an updated web interface, and once the user selects criteria, narrows the specs
and finalizes the submittal package materials, the information can be printed
or saved electronically.
Roofing professionals and specifiers can obtain the
CertaSpec software for free by contacting their local CertainTeed sales
Many CertainTeed roofing products are manufactured with up to 89
percent pre- and post-consumer recycled content overall. Through the use of
this recycled content in the manufacturing of its roofing products, CertainTeed
is able to divert more than 250,000 tons per year of slag, stone granule,
corrugated mixed paper and sludge from landfills.
In addition, CertainTeed recycles nearly 90 percent of its roofing
production waste into asphalt materials for road construction and integrates
recycled content into many of its packaging materials, including corrugated
rolls and Kraft paper. For more information, visitwww.certainteed.com.
CertainTeed Corporation Launches Updated Comprehensive Online Roofing Spec Writing Tool - Easing the Complexity of LEED Projects
January 6, 2009