Building Responsibly™: sustainability is part of everything we do.

As a member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), CertainTeed Architectural ceilings is a leader in the effort to provide solutions that promote sustainable design. We incorporate sustainability at every step - from the product’s raw material content to how it’s handled through manufacturing and shipping, as well as through the product life cycle. That means our products incorporate one of the highest concentrations of recycled content in the industry, our plants continually strive to minimize waste, and our smarter logistics minimize transportation needs.

Sustainability Resources

Our ecomedes Sustainable Product Platform allows you to quickly access the product information and certifications you need, calculate contributions to LEED and other green building rating systems, and create and save a group of products using the project feature.

Ecological transparency with Health Product Declarations (HPDs). Transparency with Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) .

The Concora (formerly SmartBIM) tool - embedded with all of the environmental data included in ecomedes into the product's BIM object - allows architects and designers to search, select, and download product models by keyword, name, or CSI section in a few simple steps.

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Recycling Program

CertainTeed Architectural ceilings operates a program to reclaim and recycle old ceiling panels, effectively closing the loop on a product's life cycle. Recycling ceiling material offers several environmental benefits, including a reduction in landfill waste, increased post-consumer recycled content/reduced virgin raw material usage and efficiencies in manufacturing, saving energy and resources. Another benefit to recycling is reduced landfill deposit fees.

Recycling ceiling panels can also contribute to LEED under the LEED Material and Resources, Construction Waste Management credit. CertainTeed will even accept panels manufactured by other reputable companies as long as they meet specific standards for condition, content, and surface treatment. Download eligibility guidelines and program procedures.




Managed by the US Department of Agriculture, the BioPreferred Program certifies biobased products by content.  Symphony m, Symphony m Rx, Sereno Fine Fissured, and Fine Fissured High NRC ceiling panels have been designated High USDA Certified BioBased Content at 98%.  

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