Kroy by Ply Gem Products Now Contribute to the NAHB Research Center National Green Building Certification

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Green Approved Kroy rail products further Ply Gem Enviro initiative for a more sustainable industry and future. Products aid builders in earning points toward National Green Building Certification to the National Green Building Standard. Kroy rail products join nine existing Ply Gem NAHB Research Center Green Approved product categories including windows, siding and accessories.

Kroy by Ply Gem rail products now Green Approved by NAHB Research Center

“The addition of Kroy to our list of Green Approved products is the next step in our Ply Gem Enviro commitment to creating sustainable exterior solutions for homes,” said Keith Pigues, chief marketing officer, Ply Gem.

Ply Gem, a leading manufacturer of exterior building products for the residential construction market, announced that Kroy® by Ply Gem vinyl railing and composite railing products are National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Research Center Green Approved. The Green Approved mark indicates that approved products comply with specific green practice criteria in the National Green Building Standard™ and can be used by builders to earn points toward National Green Building Certification to the Standard.

Upon launching the Ply Gem Enviro™ initiative in January 2009, Ply Gem laid a roadmap for the development of green products, the use of environmentally responsible practices in operations, and contribution to the improved energy efficiency and lifecycle benefits of homes.

“The addition of Kroy to our list of Green Approved products is the next step in our Ply Gem Enviro commitment to creating sustainable exterior solutions for homes,” said Keith Pigues, chief marketing officer, Ply Gem. “Our customers can use Green Approved Kroy products to complement our windows, siding and stone veneer and extend the Designed Exterior by Ply Gem outside walls of a home and into the landscape with a coordinated building materials portfolio that helps create a smart, sustainable and beautiful exterior.”

The NAHB Research Center recognized Kroy products for Green Approved status based on their termite resistance features. Kroy joins an extensive list of Ply Gem products that have earned Green Approved Status. Ply Gem windows and doors, vinyl siding, aluminum products, stone veneer and polymer siding attained NAHB Green Approved status in 2009 for various eco-friendly characteristics. Style and durability of the Green Approved products are not limited because of the eco-friendly properties. Rather, the products’ green and aesthetic properties make them ideal solutions for new home designs or home renovations with the intent of maximizing beauty and lowering environmental impact.

“Kroy by Ply Gem vinyl railing and composite railing set the standard for aesthetics, durability, low maintenance and ease of installation,” said Dave Jacobson, product manager, Ply Gem siding group. “Kroy products are also available in one of the industry's widest selections of styles and colors.”

More information on Ply Gem Green Approved products is available on http://www.plygem.com and http://www.GreenApprovedProducts.com.

About Ply Gem Enviro
In January 2009, Ply Gem launched the Ply Gem Enviro™ initiative to pave the way towards a more sustainable industry and future. Ply Gem takes a holistic approach to sustainability and is committed to the development of green and sustainable products, the use of environmentally responsible practices in operations, and contributing to the improved energy efficiency and lifecycle benefits of homes.

About Ply Gem
Ply Gem, headquartered in Cary, N.C., is committed to helping North America’s homebuilders, remodelers, architects, distributors, dealers and retailers do more than build homes. Ply Gem wants to help them build their business. The company offers an unmatched solution to exterior building product needs with a portfolio that includes leading window, door, siding and accessories, stone veneer, fence and rail brands so there is something for every project. Ply Gem siding brands including Mastic® Home Exteriors, Variform®, NAPCO®, Ply Gem Stone, Kroy, Cellwood®, Georgia Pacific, DuraBuilt®, Richwood®, Leaf Relief® and Monticello® Columns. Ply Gem Windows manufactures and markets vinyl, vinyl-clad, wood-clad, and aluminum window and patio door brands including Ply Gem® Windows, Ply Gem Canada and Great Lakes® Window. The company’s brands are sold through short-line and two-step distributors, pro dealers, home improvement dealers and big box retailers. Ply Gem employs more than 4,200 people across North America. Visit http://www.plygem.com for more information.

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