About the Company
Saint-Gobain CertainTeed is a leading North American manufacturer of building materials including roofing, vinyl siding, trim, fence, railing, decking, insulation, gypsum, and ceilings products. Saint-Gobain is one of the top 100 industrial companies in the world.
Partnership with Greentown Labs
Saint-Gobain has been a committed Greentown partner since 2014. The leading building materials company was integral to the opening of Greentown’s headquarters, donating over $1 million worth of products and becoming the presenting partner of the building’s Town Green event space.
Saint-Gobain installed a Materials Library in Greentown’s prototyping lab, where startups can get samples of the various coatings, plastics, ceramics, and more that are under Saint-Gobain’s umbrella. Saint-Gobain’s onsite environmental testing chamber lets Greentown entrepreneurs test their technology under varying temperatures, pressures, and humidity, and led to a joint-development agreement with Building Envelope Materials, a Greentown alumni company. Saint-Gobain has numerous employees stationed at the incubator, and often uses Greentown as a living lab to test its materials and products.
In 2019, Saint-Gobain partnered with Greentown’s internal accelerator, Greentown Launch, for the InNOVAte 2019 Challenge. The program culminated with a pilot project agreement with Inovues, a startup participant that improves buildings’ energy efficiency through a non-disruptive window retrofit system.