Gypsum board (i.e. drywall) ceilings are similar to acoustical ceilings in that they improve the acoustical properties of a space and sometimes contain recycled content. Gypsum board is uncommon in larger areas due to its higher cost.
- Gypsum Board which is often painted can be cleaned with microfiber cloths and appropriate Green Seal certified products.
End of Life Tips
- If in good condition, materials can be donated to organizations like Habitat for Humanity that will reuse them
- For materials that are well worn or damaged, recycling is the next best option. Contact the manufacturer for recycling information, or visit Earth 911 http://earth911.com/ to determine the capacity of local facilities/A
For alignment with LEED Standards
- Regional Materials: At a minimum, use 20% of the combined value of construction and Division 12 (Furniture) materials and products that are manufactured regionally within a radius of 500 miles. Additionally, use a minimum of 10% of the combined value of construction and Division 12 (Furniture) materials and products extracted, harvested or recovered, as well as manufactured, within 500 miles of the project.