Directs Knauf Insulation’s Sustainability Initiatives as well as all government and non-governmental product regulation or selection activities and provides strategic input to manufacturing, product development, as well as sales and marketing initiatives. Well versed in product impacts, Scott is keenly aware of the impact that Knauf Insulation’s products bring to market. Scott is also Director of the Knauf Academy. The mission of The Knauf Academy is to educate both internal and external audiences on the technical aspects of Knauf Insulation products versus completive technologies, and demonstrate the proper use of and characterization of insulation products.
An Engineer by training, Scott brought forth the concept of Sustainable Development to Knauf Insulation in 2007, where Knauf has demonstrated industry leadership in a number of areas. Knauf was the first company in the U.S. to GREENGUARD certify their products for indoor air quality, the first to produce a bio-based binder adhesive, the first to push the limits for post-consumer glass content, the first to disclose its ingredients and the first to issue an environmental product declaration (EPD) for insulation for the mechanical room. Scott has also brought the concept of sustainable development to Knauf Insulation globally.
As an appointed member of the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association Regulatory Affairs Committee (NAIMA RAC), Scott is has been very involved in all health and safety aspects of glass fiber products. NAIMA RAC is highly regarded for its stewardship and product understanding by many Federal agencies. Scott also spent 25 years in testing laboratories accessing physical, mechanical, thermal, acoustic and fire performance of building materials.
ASTM Member 1980 to 2012
ASTM C-16.20 Chair, Homogenous and Inorganic Insulations 2000-2005
ASHRAE Technical Committee 1.8 on Mechanical Insulation, Chairman 2005-2006
ASHRAE Technical Committee 9.5 on Small Building Applications, Chairman 2011 to 2012
ASHRAE Chapter 23 Fundamental Handbook Chair 2006 to Present
North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA) Chair Environment and Sustainability Committee 2006 to Present
NAIMA Product Regulatory Affairs Committee member 2004 to Present
Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA) TG on Office Furniture Emissions participant 2005 to 2007
BIFMA Sustainability Assessment Standard participant 2007 to Present
Invited Expert for the Insulation Institute
OTHER (Publications patents, research, etc.):
Numerous U.S. and International Patents