We’re committed to helping you reduce the environmental impact of the buildings you create … from product design and raw material selection, to how products are made and delivered. Our EPDs have been third party-certified by UL Environment as conforming to the requirements of ISO 14025.
An Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) is a delcaration for a product or product family that offers: a holistic view of a product; condensed information on a product's environmental impact; and a summary of performance attributes, aesthetics, and environmental preferences to aid in product selection for each project.
Products in our SUSTAIN portfolio of high performance sustainable ceiling systems have EPDs and other transparency documentation. Learn more about the industry’s first collection of high performance and highly sustainable ceiling and wall solutions.
Environmental Impact Areas Included in an EPD
Global Warming Potential – also known as “carbon footprint,” this takes into consideration greenhouse gas emissions, or other emissions that contribute to climate change
Primary Embodied Energy – amount of energy from renewable and non-renewable sources used in the raw material procurement for a product, and the amount of energy required to manufacture it into a new product
Ozone Depletion – thinning of the earth’s stratospheric ozone layer
Acidification Potential – pollutants or emissions that turn into acids and harm buildings, plants, animals, aquatic life, and human health
Eutrophication Potential – when materials contribute to increased quantity of nutrients that leach into water or solid and shift the biological balance
Water Consumption – total amount of water required to produce a product
Smog/Photochemical Oxidant Creation Potential – when emission of chemicals cause smog or air pollution