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Gypsum Board


Description

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.


Tips

O+M Tips

  • 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.