Understanding the role of CertainTeed Ceilings in meeting Commercial Green Building
As a member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), CertainTeed Ceilings is
a leader in the effort to provide acoustical ceiling and wall solutions that promote
sustainable design. CertainTeed Ceilings’ manufacturing processes incorporate sustainable
design criteria—from the product’s raw material content to how it’s handled through
manufacturing and shipping, as well as through the product life cycle.
Aside from raw materials, CertainTeed Ceilings offers a recycling program for the
return and recycling of old ceiling panels into new ones. The cost savings from
exercising this option instead of sending the discarded panels to local landfills
provides the added benefit of allowing participants to qualify for valuable points
under the LEED rating system for construction waste management.
More than 70% of manufacturing waste is recycled into ceiling products.
The majority of the Ceilings’ product offering contains 50% recycled content or
CertainTeed mineral fiber ceiling panels incorporate steel mill slag waste as well
as post-consumer waste such as newspapers.
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