CertainTeed brand ceiling and exterior sheathing products are lending a hand in sustainability, acoustic control and aesthetic appeal to the recently opened Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital in Morris Plains, N.J.

Operated by the New Jersey Department of Human Services, the hospital is a 450,000 square-foot, 450-bed, state-of-the art facility that includes a treatment mall with more than 21 activity rooms and a large auditorium. Its campus also features residential cottages that will accommodate up to 60 additional patients. It replaces five aging psychiatric treatment buildings and the original Greystone hospital building that was built in 1876.

Greystone was designed by Philadelphia-based architectural corporation Vitetta with project construction managed by Torcon Inc. of Red Bank, N.J. It features 450,000 square feet of CertainTeed GlasRoc Exterior Sheathing on the building installed by contractor Sloan & Company of West Caldwell, N.J. Sloan will also installed 400,000 square feet of CertainTeed Ecophon Focus DG and Cashmere ceiling panels.

“GlasRoc Sheathing’s durability, water, and fire resistance offers the protection needed to provide a more sustainable, longer life for the facility,” said Ed Maloney, product manager of CertainTeed Gypsum.

According to Sloan & Company, the CertainTeed ceiling panels and sheathing were easy to work with and the project turned out well.

“Everything went together very well with the CertainTeed ceiling panels and sheathing,” said John Hawken, project manager for Sloan & Company. “The products were easy to cut and handle, and everything was delivered on time.”

Both CertainTeed Ceilings and gypsum products incorporate one of the highest concentrations of recycled content and are recyclable at the end of their life cycles. They also help building professionals qualify toward credits for LEED through the U.S. Green Building Council.