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Structural Fiberboard

Last Updated: 09/01/22
Structural Fiberboard

Structural fiberboard is a panel made from wood, cane or paper fibers matted together which is used for sheathing, structural and insulating purposes. Examples include building board, insulating formboard, sheathing and acoustical and non-acoustical ceiling tile.

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Guiding Principles
Contributes to meeting The Guiding Principles for Sustainable Federal Buildings
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Federal Programs

The BioPreferred program designates Structural Wall Panels as a product type under Composite Panels. These are engineered products designed for use in structural walls, curtain walls, floors and flat roofs in commercial buildings.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Recommended Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels

Executive Order (EO) 14057, Catalyzing Clean Energy Industries and Jobs Through Federal Sustainabilityopens in new window, (08 DEC 2021), requires federal agencies to purchase sustainable products and services identified or recommended by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to the maximum extent practicable.

Structural Fiberboard certified under UL2818 GreenGuard may be available from contractors on the following GSA Multiple Award Schedules:

  • Schedule 51V SINs 105 001 and 105 002
  • Schedule 56 SIN 563 29
Guiding Principles for Sustainable Federal Buildings

For products such as structural fiberboard, the applicable Guiding Principle for High Performance and Sustainable Buildings depends on what characteristics are included in the product. If it has recycled content it would be GP 5, if it is low-emitting it would be GP 4, if it's both, it would be included in both. "Low emitting" would be any product that has a low emissions or low VOC standard.

Potential LEED Contributions

This product may contribute* toward points in multiple LEED v4 rating systems, including areas required for LEED v4 building certification. Primarily, the credits will apply in the Building Design and Construction (BD+C) and Building Operations and Maintenance (O+M) categories. This includes the specialty areas of: New Construction and Major Renovation, Existing Buildings, Core & Shell, Schools, Retail, Data Centers, Warehouse and Distribution Centers, Hospitality, and Healthcare. Specific credits are:

  • Indoor Environmental Quality - Low-Emitting Materials
  • Materials & Resources - Building Product Disclosure & Optimization
    • Environmental Product Declarations
    • Sourcing of Raw Materials
    • Material Ingredients

* It is important to note that no products, individually or collectively, can guarantee a specific number of points for LEED Category credit. Each credit will need to be matched to the product by a certified professional.