|USG Corporation Unveils the World’s Most Sustainable Wallboard|
Sheetrock® Brand EcoSmart Panels answer architects’ desire for products with reduced environmental impacts; meets industry’s 2030 Challenge
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Creating a More Sustainable Built Environment. (Graphic: Business Wire)
Developed to answer the demand for sustainable building products, Sheetrock® Brand EcoSmart Panels represent a revolution in wallboard manufacturing, creating the industry’s first and only wallboard that is both lightweight and sustainable. These panels are built upon USG’s UltraLight technology that contractors prefer but now manufactured with a significantly reduced carbon footprint and lower water usage.
“We always strive to solve our industry’s toughest challenges, and as
demand for sustainable products continues to grow, architects and
builders are looking to manufacturers to take the next step in lowering
our environmental footprint,” said
According to Architecture 2030, buildings consume nearly half of all the
energy produced in
“There has been a significant movement in the architecture community to
reduce the carbon footprint of the building sector,” said
USG committed to developing a wallboard with a lower carbon footprint
when it adopted the Architecture 2030 Challenge for Products in
USG Sheetrock® Brand EcoSmart Panels represent a revolution in wallboard manufacturing, resulting in wallboard that provides the same performance characteristics as USG Sheetrock® Brand UltraLight Panels but with sustainable features. Scientists at USG’s Corporate Innovation Center developed new gypsum core chemistries and a manufacturing process to reduce 20 percent of carbon dioxide emissions and decrease water usage by 25 percent. These panels also reduce transportation fossil fuel consumption because they are lighter weight.
USG’s Sheetrock® Brand EcoSmart Panels are available nationwide to distributors in 5/8” thickness, and are offered in two core formulations for fire- and non-fire-rated applications.
For more information, visit usg.com/eco.
For more information about the Architecture 2030 Challenge for Products, please visit architecture2030.org/2030_challenges/products.