The Los Angeles Business Council [LABC] honored GAF Energy with its Sustainability Innovation Award at the Council's 17th Annual Sustainability Summit for the company's design and development of Timberline Solar™ Energy Shingle [ES], the company's nailable solar shingle.
According to a release, the City of Los Angeles has a goal of reaching 100% carbon-free energy by 2035, and a significant increase in rooftop distributed solar is a key to successfully reaching that target. Timberline Solar offers a new residential solar solution that can aid in the city's effort.
GAF Energy, a Standard Industries company, introduced Timberline Solar in January 2022. The solar roof was developed and is produced at the company's R&D and manufacturing facility in San Jose, Calif. The LABC recognition adds to the more than 30 honors and awards received by Timberline Solar since the product's introduction.
"We're grateful for this recognition from the Los Angeles Business Council," said Jason Barrett, senior vice president of sales for GAF Energy. "Los Angeles, along with other leading cities and states across the country, have set ambitious solar targets that require new and innovative products to be successful. We need to dramatically increase the growth curve of clean energy quickly. At GAF Energy, we believe that developing a reliable, durable, and attractive solar roofing solution is the key to unlocking that growth and speeding mass adoption of solar by consumers."
The Timberline Solar ES boasts a depth of less than a quarter inch and integrates with traditional shingles. It is the first product to have achieved UL's 7103 BIPV (Building Integrated Photovoltaic) certification, which certifies that Timberline Solar meets UL's rigorous electrical, building, and safety standards as a roofing product and a solar energy product.