National Gypsum has introduced its Green Product Score, an easy-to-use online resource designed to create customized sustainable materials data sheets.
National Gypsum has introduced its Green Product Score, an
easy-to-use online resource designed to create customized sustainable materials
“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.”