National Gypsum Introduces Online Tool For Sustainable Materials Data Reports
National Gypsum has introduced its Green Product Score, an easy-to-use online resource designed to create customized sustainable materials data sheets.
“We’re excited to introduce a tool that architects, contractors, distributors and others can use with LEED and any other green building rating system,” said Mundise Mortimer, manager of technical marketing for National Gypsum. “It’s a simple, readily accessible way to verify the sustainable attributes of our products that may contribute to green building rating systems and help meet a construction project’s sustainability goals.”
Available at gps.nationalgypsum.com, GPS provides the following data for the National Gypsum products selected for a project:
* Recycled Materials. Reports include the percentage of both pre-and post-consumer recycled content.
* Regional Materials. Data sheets note the distance from the manufacturing point and extraction point to the job site, and offer actual mileage and illustration of the 500-mile radius for the project generated by Google Maps.
* Product Certifications & Test Results. Reports also detail third-party certifications and test results that could contribute to green rating system points or help meet project specifications. This includes certifications from the GreenGuard Environmental Institute, inclusion in the Collaborative for High Performing Schools (CHPS) database, and performance on the ASTM D 3273-10 and G21-0 tests for mold resistance.
GPS users need only to enter basic information about a construction project and its specified products to generate a customized sustainable materials data sheet. This can be done as a guest, or users can register to create an account and save reports for multiple jobs.
“National Gypsum is committed to providing the building and design communities with everything they need for innovative, sustainable design in gypsum board systems,” said Mortimer. “GPS is the latest example of that commitment, and we look forward to feedback from our customers as they begin to use it in the field.”