So You Can Build…Smarter

Hayward initiated the EnviroSmart program to assist builders and architects in making environmentally conscious choices by creating a list of prodcuts that both support “green” initiatives and deliver reliable performance. Our in-house Sustainability Team has rigorously reviewed hundreds of products to determine their value in supporting one or more of the following initiatives:

  • IMPROVING AIR QUALITY – Whether it’s keeping toxic substances out of our homes or improving ventilation, making the right choice in building materials helps insure good indoor air quality.
  • IMPROVING RESOURCE EFFICIENCY – Many environmentally preferable building materials accomplish more with less.
  • SUPPORTING HUMAN HEALTH – Minimizing the use of toxic materials in all stages of the building process results in homes that support human health.
  • MAINTAINING HEALTHY FORESTS – Hayward recognizes Forest Stewardship Council  (FSC) Certification as the only third-party verified program for truly sustainable forestry.

Please see EnviroSmart Product Guide below for further information or contact Marketing at 831-643-1900 ext. 223 with specific questions.

Building smarter means doing more with less. In today’s competitive building climate everybody is looking for efficiencies to keep ahead of the pack.
Resource efficient products range from energy-saving products like ThermoPly or foil-backed OSB to products with high recycled contents, like Homasote or Trex. This category also includes product such as CertainTeed WeatherBoards – a fiber-cement siding product that will outlast wood siding by decades.

Please download EnviroSmart Product Guide or contact the Marketing Department at 831-643-1900 Ext. 223 for more information.

EnviroSmart Product Guide - Chapter 1 - Introduction
EnviroSmart Product Guide - Chapter 2 - FSC Certified
EnviroSmart Product Guide - Chapter 3 - Site Construction
EnviroSmart Product Guide - Chapter 4 - Concrete
EnviroSmart Product Guide - Chapter 5 - Wood and Plastics
EnviroSmart Product Guide - Chapter 6 - Thermal
EnviroSmart Product Guide - Chapter 7 - Doors and Windows
EnviroSmart Product Guide - Chapter 8 - Finishes
EnviroSmart Product Guide - Chapter 9 - Industrial
EnviroSmart Product Guide - Chapter 10 - Leed

The Forest Stewardship Council’s™ principles and criteria, the standards by which forest management is audited, define FSC®  threshold for responsible forestry practices worldwide. These standards support biodiversity, protect wildlife habitats, reduce chemical use, protect stream sides and water quality, conserve old growth, ensure protection of high conservation value forests, give stakeholders a voice in the process, and ensure long-term timber supplies.


Certificate #:  SCS-COC-000094

For more information visit: www.fsc.org.

Hayward is your LEED certified expert. LEED, a green building rating system, is a benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high performance, sustainable buildings. LEED gives building owners and operators the tools they need to have an immediate and measurable impact on their buildings’ performance. LEED promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five key areas of human and environmental health:

– Sustainable site development
– Water savings
– Energy efficiency
– Materials selection
– Indoor environmental air quality
For specific information: www.usgbc.org/leed

Hayward accepts the responsibility, recognizes the opportunity, eads the journey in environmental stewardship.

Contact the Marketing Department at 831-643-1900 Ext. 223 with any LEED specific questions.

Eco Timber

Since 1992, EcoTimber has been the industry leader in offering the finest quality wood from eco-friendly sources. Please visit EcoTimber for more information.

Green Building Organizations

The United States Green Building Council is the nation’s foremost coalition of leaders from across the building industry working to promote buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work.

The Forest Stewardship Council is an international non-profit organization founded in 1993 to support environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world’s forests.

Building Green  is an independent company committed to providing accurate, unbiased, and timely information designed to help building-industry professionals and policy makers improve the environmental performance, and reduce the adverse impacts, of buildings.

Built Green Santa Barbara
is a program that offers detailed information, materials, and a check list rating system to help participants. The check list serves as a guide in making hundreds of decisions that are a usual part of the building process.

The Energy Star Program was created to help consumers easily identify products, homes, and buildings that save energy and money, and help protect the environment. As the government-backed, trusted symbol for energy efficiency, the Energy Star label identifies highly efficient products and designates superior energy performance in homes and buildings. With Energy Star, money isn’t all you’re saving – you are also making a difference in protecting the environment. Hayward is proud to offer our customers products with the Energy Star label.


Contact the Marketing Department at 831-643-1900 Ext. 223 with any questions.