Living Product Challenge

Tectum Living Product

TECTUM is the first acoustical ceiling and wall panel to receive the Living Product Challenge certification. 

          Shown above: TECTUM Direct-Attach Ceilings

Tectum Ceiling & Wall Panels

The International Living Future Institute has awarded TECTUM Ceiling and Wall Panels with the Living Product Challenge Imperative Certification.


TECTUM ceiling and wall panels are the first and only acoustical solution to achieve this certification. Our TECTUM family of products, made of natural fibers from the Wisconsin Aspen, one of the most sustainably harvested trees, is another important way we are contributing a sustainable future.

The Living Product Challenge is organized into seven performance areas, which include four “Core Imperatives”: Transparent Material Health, Red List Chemicals, Responsible Industry, and Inspiration + Education.

TECTUM ceiling and wall panels are Rainforest Alliance Certified™ to Forest Stewardship Council® standards and are part of the Armstrong Ceilings SUSTAIN portfolio, meeting the most stringent sustainability standards in the industry, including LEED v4, the Living Building Challenge℠, and the WELL Building Standard™. Armstrong Ceiling and Wall Systems also continues a commitment to the conservation of the fibers used in TECTUM by supporting the National Forest Foundation and efforts to preserve Aspen forests for years to come.

See the article in Metropolis Magazine: "A Humble Acoustic Panel Achieves the Design Industry’s Most Rigorous Sustainable Certification" 

Living Product Challenge

Living Product Challenge

The Living Product Challenge is a framework for manufacturers to create products that are healthy, inspirational and give back to the environment.

With the Living Product Challenge, you can create products that are

  • Healthy and free of toxins
  • Socially responsible and respects the rights of workers
  • Net positive and benefit both people and the environment

Armstrong World Industries is committed to the design and manufacture of innovative products with reduced environmental and social impacts. We continue to focus efforts to decrease our operational footprint in the areas of energy, water and waste. All doing so as a responsible partner in the communities where we operate. We strive to make products that improve spaces through healthier materials, enhancing lighting, reducing noise, and bringing beauty to places where we live, work, learn, heal and play.

Through Forest Stewardship Certification, and our work in conservation areas, we continue to seek ways to be good stewards of these resources and the habitat that lives within.

Imperative Certification