Firestone Building Products Wins 2012 RoofPoint™ Excellence in Design Award for Global Leadership and Advancing Sustainable Roofing

INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Firestone Building Products Company, LLC, a leading manufacturer and supplier of a comprehensive "Roots to Rooftops" portfolio of products, announced today it has been awarded the 2012 RoofPoint Excellence in Design Award in two categories: Global Leadership and Advancing Sustainable Roofing.

The 2012 RoofPoint Excellence in Design Awards recognizes the best in design and installation of long-lasting, energy efficient, environmentally friendly roof systems. Annual award winners are selected from projects that best exemplify the mission and meet the criteria of RoofPoint.

RoofPoint is a voluntary, consensus-based green rating system developed by the Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing to provide a means for building owners and designers to select nonresidential roof systems based on long-term energy and environmental benefits. RoofPoint serves as a simple, transparent and professional measure to validate that new and replacement roof systems are designed, installed and maintained in accordance with the best sustainable practices available today.

The 2012 RoofPoint Excellence in Design Award contest recognizes design excellence in eleven categories. Firestone Building Products received the following awards:

Global Leadership Award
Award Recipients of this award have demonstrated the best application of RoofPoint beyond the borders of the United States.

Project Name:
Lowe's EtobicokeToronto, Canada

About Lowe's Etobicoke:
The Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse in Etobicoke (Toronto) opened in 2012. The building features 80 mil Firestone UltraPly™ TPO Platinum™ membrane and V-Force™ Vapor Barrier Membrane. UltraPly TPO Walkway Pads were added to help reduce wear caused by rooftop foot traffic and the weight of solar self-ballasted panels. The building features the PLATINUM PV™ Program, helping to transform the rooftop into a solar power system and allowing the facility to capitalize on the environmental and financial benefits of renewable energy. The building has an exceptional R-Value of 32.5, with two layers of ISO 95+™ polyiso insulation, and a top layer of adhered ISOGARD™ HD Cover Board to minimize heat loss and resist extreme weather conditions. The project's roofing system is backed by a 25-year warranty, providing excellent value for the building owner.

Advancing Sustainable Roofing Award
Recipients of this award have demonstrated how an individual roofing project may be used as a model for expanding sustainable roofing awareness and practice.

Project Name:
Bridgestone Americas Technical Center – Akron, OH

AboutBridgestone Americas Technical Center:
Opened in 2012, the 260,000 square-foot Bridgestone Americas Technical Center (ATC) is built to LEED® Gold specification using a full suite of Firestone products.The roofing system features RubberGard™ EPDM and EcoWhite™ EPDM. EcoWhite EPDM membranes combine the eco-friendly attributes of a white membrane with the performance of traditional EPDM. The roofing system is flexible in colder climates and can cut energy expenditures by approximately eight percent. The roof is also backed by a 30-year Platinum warranty.

"Firestone Building Products is dedicated to providing the highest quality, sustainable commercial roofing systems to maximize building performance and meet the needs of architects, building contractors and facility managers," said Tim Dunn, president of Firestone Building Products. "We are proud to receive the 2012 RoofPoint Excellence in Design Award in two categories. As a company, we strive to ensure that new and replacement roofs are designed, installed and maintained to meet sustainable building practices. This recognition reinforces our commitment to sustainable building practices not only for our clients, but for our organization and parent company, Bridgestone Americas, Inc."  

About Firestone Building Products Company, LLC ( Firestone Building Products Company, LLC is a leading manufacturer and supplier of a comprehensive "Roots to Rooftops" portfolio of products for commercial building performance solutions. By taking the entire building envelope into consideration, Firestone tailors solutions to individual customer and project needs for roofing, wall and specialty product systems. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., the company also offers outstanding technical services, an international network of roofing contractors, distributors and field sales representatives, and superior warranty protection. Products include: commercial roofing systems, roofing accessories, green roofing systems, photovoltaic and daylighting systems, vegetative roofing systems, metal wall panels, insulation, cavity wall construction, pond liners and geomembranes and stormwater management solutions.

Katie Whitmore
CBD Marketing

SOURCE Firestone Building Products Company, LLC


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