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Attached is the Certainteed Life Cycle Assessment Report.

The CertainTeed Siding Group manufactures the largest variety of siding options in the industry including our WeatherBoards fiber cement siding.

CertainTeed is actively pursuing strategies to reduce their environmental impact and to increase the sustainability of the siding group operations and products. CertainTeed has developed a corporate sustainability strategy for reducing energy use, water use and waste, and has conducted Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs) of the siding products in order add transparency to their customers and to better understand and to improve the performance of these products.

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a method for identifying the environmental impacts of a product, process or activity over its entire lifespan, including extraction and processing of raw materials, manufacturing, transportation and distribution, installation, use, maintenance, and end of life including recycling and final disposal. LCA is a primary tool of the CertainTeed Sustainable Product Development program and is integral to our product stewardship initiatives.

http://www.certainteed.com/resources/FC_LCA_Report_FC057.pdf