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.

Sustainability Resources

Search and evaluate products based on environmental characteristics, process LEED letters and access documentation required for project submittals.

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

The SmartBIM tool, embedded with all of the environmental data included in ecoScorecard 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 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.




GreenCircle certification provides a third party verification and assurance to builders, regulators and consumers that products labeled with the GreenCircle mark have undergone a rigorous audit process that verifies compliance with the environmental and sustainability claims of the manufacturers. To date a number of CertainTeed siding, insulation and ceiling products have received this certification.

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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