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ForeSight®: A Commitment to Green Building

FORESIGHT Environmentally sustainable products and practices are nothing new to Fortifiber. In fact the ForeSight Green Building Program began in 1996 - a full decade before it was fashionable to be 'green'. The focus of our product line has always been to improve building durability by protecting it from the damage moisture can cause - while increasing the energy efficiency of the building envelope.

Fortifiber's environmental commitment goes beyond our product line to how we do business every day.

  • From 2008 – 2012 we have reduced natural gas usage by 26% and electrical usage by 30% per square foot produced.
  • In 2013 our waste output was cut by 265 tons with over 65 tons of paper going to local recyclers.
  • We have strategically located our plants and distribution facilities to be no further than 500 miles from 60% of housing starts in the United States. This affords the opportunity to cut carbon emissions from transportation, while speeding our delivery times.
  • Our marketing materials have been printed on recycled paper with soy based inks for more than a decade.

Fortifiber is a family owned business that has been in operation for over 70 years. Managed by the second and third generations of the family, with the fourth generation in the wings, we take very seriously our role in minimizing the company's environmental footprint.

ForeSight Green Sheets
Use the links below to learn how each product can be integrated into LEED or NAHB Green Building Program homes. These sheets detail which sections of these two standards our products fit into and help guide you to achieving your green building goals.

Made in the USA
Click here for a notarized list of Fortifiber products manufactured in the United States.

GREEN MAP
Manufacturing facilities and distribution facilities strategically placed within 500 miles of the jobsite equal less pollution in delivery.