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Armstrong GreenPrint

Sustainability means different things to different companies and people. Here at Armstrong World Industries, we have captured what sustainability means to us in the Armstrong GreenPrint, our plan for a sustainable future.

Sustainability isn’t always easy, but we work to make steady progress against each of the elements of the GreenPrint:

Health and Well-being 
Creating products that support the drive to healthy buildings.

Material Transparency 
Developing the tools and certifications our customers need to be able to fully assess our products

Building Efficiency 
Creating products and partnerships to support the goal of “net zero” buildings

End of Life Recycling 
Closed loop programs to reuse our products at the end of their useful life.

Environmental Footprint 
Our effort to reduce and eliminate our own environmental footprint throughout the world.

Armstrong GreenPrint

The Armstrong GreenPrint reinforces our commitment to improve in three important areas:

  1. Decreasing the environmental footprint of our operations and our key suppliers, through energy reduction, water management and waste reduction.
  2. Drive innovation of products and solutions that contribute to more sustainable buildings.
  3. Be a responsible partner in the communities where we operate.

Our Green Stories

2016 Green Waste Certificate

2016 Green Waste Certificate Proves No Waste Is Ever Wasted

Armstrong World Industries has earned its 2016 Green Championship Certification for sustainably disposing of 97 tons of solid waste from its headquarters in Lancaster, Pa. For the past several years, AWI has worked in partnership with the Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority (LCSWMA) to send all its non-recyclable, non-hazardous solid trash to a local waste-to-energy facility where it’s converted to clean, renewable electricity.

In 2016, our trash generated 53,417 kilowatt hours of electricity, or enough to power five average size households for a full year. In addition, by not sending our waste directly to the landfill, we prevented 97 tons of CO2 emissions from entering the atmosphere.

The waste-to-energy process generates renewable energy through clean combustion. Approximately 90% of the energy generated is sold locally. The burning process reduces the solid waste volume by 90%; the 10% remaining residue is inert ash that’s properly disposed of in a landfill.