Author: Ply Gem
in December 2016

Calgary, AB (December 1, 2016) – Ply Gem, a leading manufacturer and distributor of building products in North America, has been recognized with BOMA BEST® Gold Certification for the company’s Canadian headquarters and window/door manufacturing facility in Calgary, Alberta. Awarded by the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) of Canada, BOMA BEST is the country’s industry standard for commercial sustainability certification, recognizing outstanding environmental performance and management.

To achieve the Gold Certification level, Ply Gem received a score of 80-89 percent on the BOMA BEST evaluation. The company wasassessed for building performance in six key areas, including: energy, water, waste reduction, emissions and effluents, indoor environment, and environmental management system. For example, in 2015, Ply Gem’s Calgary campus used 3.7 million gallons less water and 144,500 fewer kWh of electricity than the previous year.

"Receiving this important certification – at one of the highest levels – reinforces Ply Gem’s position as a leader in environmental stewardship,” said Joe Appelmann, president, Ply Gem Canada. "The third-party validation from BOMA BEST is a testament to the work of our operations team, who continuously evaluates ways to advance sustainability initiatives in our plants and offices, which in turn leads to manufacturing efficiencies and improved product.”

Since the launch of the BOMA BEST program in 2005, no commercial facility in Canada has received Platinum Certification, the highest achievement level ahead of Gold Certification.

At its Calgary manufacturing facility, Ply Gem produces a full line of vinyl and aluminum clad windows and patio doors, as well as fiberglass and steel entrance doors. Ply Gem products are available in Canada through a nationwide network of Ply Gem-owned distribution centres and dealer distributors. For more information, please visit

About Ply Gem in Canada

Ply Gem® manufactures a comprehensive line of windows, doors, vinyl siding and accessories for the new construction, home repair, retail and remodeling markets in Canada. Additionally, Ply Gem distributes a wide variety of exterior building products including replica stone, fencing, railing, windows and doors and architectural accents domestically through their nationwide distribution center network and via export globally. Ply Gem brands include Ply Gem® Windows, Ply Gem® Stone, Ply Gem®Trim and Mouldings, Ply Gem® Fence and Railing and Mitten®by Ply Gem vinyl siding. For more information, visit or

About Ply Gem

Ply Gem (NYSE: PGEM), headquartered in Cary, N.C., is a leading manufacturer of exterior building products in North America.  Ply Gem produces a comprehensive product line of windows and patio doors, vinyl and aluminum siding and accessories, designer accents, cellular PVC trim and mouldings, vinyl fencing and railing, stone veneer and gutterware. Ply Gem employs more than 9,000 associates across North America. Visit for more information. 

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