Saint-Gobain and CertainTeed’s new state-of-the-art headquarters in North America earns LEED 2009 Platinum certification by utilizing sustainable products

ASSA ABLOY provided a suite of six different door opening solutions, from four of its companies, for the construction of Saint-Gobain & CertainTeed North American Headquarters in Malvern, Pennsylvania.


Saint-Gobain, a French company which prides itself as “the reference in sustainable habitat,” remains eager to partner with other international companies which have also identified sustainability as a priority. This emphasis came into particular focus as Saint-Gobain spent several years planning its new headquarters for North America, a building which would house 800 employees of Saint-Gobain and one of its subsidiaries, CertainTeed.


The previous North American headquarters for Saint-Gobain was a structure suffering from “sick building syndrome” at the same time as the company was selling its customers on leading edge construction materials designed to make their buildings healthier for employees. The new facility was also targeted for a 2015 opening as part of Saint-Gobain’s 350th anniversary – and was intended to reinforce the company commitment to sustainability.


ASSA ABLOY collaborated with SaintGobain to provide six distinct door opening solutions, each of which had obtained an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for sustainability. Because the ASSA ABLOY Group provides such a wide range of products, it was able to combine them to provide the project with complete and integrated door opening solutions. Using the ASSA ABLOY products, along with 15 other permanent building products from multiple companies, Saint-Gobain was able to meet and even surpass the requirements for LEED 2009 Platinum certification.