New CertainTeed, Home Hardware Stores Limited Partnership Aims to Improve Indoor Air Quality in Homes Across Canada

CertainTeed’s formaldehyde-absorbing AirRenew® Essential Indoor Air Quality wallboard now available at Home Hardware Building Centres<br />(Mississauga, Ontario) – CertainTeed’s sought-after AirRenew® Essential Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Gypsum Board is now widely available throughout Canada thanks to a new partnership between building products ...

CertainTeed’s formaldehyde-absorbing AirRenew® Essential Indoor Air Quality wallboard now available at Home Hardware Building Centres

(Mississauga, Ontario) – CertainTeed’s sought-after AirRenew® Essential Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Gypsum Board is now widely available throughout Canada thanks to a new partnership between building products manufacturer CertainTeed Corporation and Home Hardware Stores Limited, Canada’s largest dealer-owned hardware, lumber, building materials and furniture cooperative. Effective immediately, homeowners and contractors can buy the high-performance wallboard direct from Home Hardware Stores in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island and Quebec.

“Contractors and homeowners alike trust Home Hardware Building Centre to offer high-quality materials that improve the quality of their homes. We are proud to partner with this leading co-op to bring its customers a drywall that is not only sustainable, but will actually clean the air for a healthier indoor environment,” said Wayne Edgecombe, vice president of sales for CertainTeed Gypsum Canada.

Featuring patent-pending formaldehyde-absorbing technology, AirRenew Essential proactively captures formaldehydes, and other aldehydes, and converts them into safe, inert compounds. The industry-first drywall handles the same as regular drywall, offering a cost-effective solution for healthier interior environments in residential construction and remodeling projects.

AirRenew Essential is GREENGUARD® Gold certified and can contribute to indoor environmental quality, recycled materials, and innovation in design credits for green projects. It contains up to 99 percent total recycled content and may also provide regional materials depending on project location. In addition, AirRenew Essential has received Environmental Claims Validation (ECV) from UL Environment for permanent formaldehyde absorption, mold resistance, recycled content and regional materials.

For more information about AirRenew Essential, visit www.certainteed.com/gypsum.  For local store availability, visitwww.homehardware.ca

Offering a broad range of gypsum and finishing products for interior and exterior needs, CertainTeed Gypsum has served the North American building industry for more than 80 years and is a subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, the world’s leading producer of gypsum products. Through its national manufacturing presence of six manufacturing plants, three finishing facilities and two mines located from coast to coast across Canada, CertainTeed is a leading supplier of gypsum products and solutions to the Canadian market. This, in combination with the full range of affiliated CertainTeed Corporation building products, provides architects, contractors, builders and dealers one partner to provide service and support for commercial and residential building projects. For more information, go to certainteed.com/gypsum.

About Home Hardware Stores Limited   
Home Hardware Stores Limited is Canada’s largest Dealer-owned hardware, lumber, building materials and furniture cooperative with close to 1,100 stores under the Home Hardware, Home Building Centre, Home Hardware Building Centre and Home Furniture banners with annual retail sales of nearly $5.7 billion. Founded in 1964 in rural St. Jacobs, Ontario, Home Hardware remains 100% Canadian owned and operated. Through the Home Hardware network Dealer-Owners have access to 100,000 quality, brand name and private label products, a state-of-the-art distribution system and extensive marketing and training programs. Offering a mix of tradition and innovation, Home Hardware Stores Limited has received designation as one of Canada’s Best Corporate Cultures and Best Managed Companies and is committed to providing local communities with superior service and expert advice. More information about the company is available athomehardware.ca.  

About CertainTeed
Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed, headquartered in Valley Forge, Pa., has helped shape the building products industry for more than 110 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, the firm's slogan "Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed," quickly inspired the name CertainTeed. Today, CertainTeed® is North America’s leading brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, fence, decking, railing, trim, insulation, gypsum and ceilings.

A subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, one of the world’s largest and oldest building products companies, and celebrating its 350th anniversary, CertainTeed and its affiliates have more than 5,700 employees and more than 60 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada. For six consecutive years, the company has received top honors from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its contributions in protecting the environment and was most recently the recipient of the 2014 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award. The group had total sales of approximately $3.3 billion in 2014.www.certainteed.com

Source: www.certainteed.com