CEILINGS AND WALLS SUSTAINABILITY
Building Responsibly™, sustainability is part of everything we do.
As a member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), CertainTeed 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 products that incorporate one of the highest concentrations of recycled content in the industry, plants that continually strive to minimize waste and smarter logistics that minimize transportation needs.
CertainTeed 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.