Gypsum Association Releases EPD for Typical 5/8” Type X North American Wallboard
The Gypsum Association has released a revised and updated environmental product declaration for 5/8” type X North American gypsum boards. Following the standards set in the association’s recently revised product category rules (PCR) for North American gypsum panel products, the EPD provides vital environmental performance information addressing energy consumption, water consumption, global warming, waste, air emissions and other metrics related to production.
Steve Meima, LEED Green Associate, executive director of the Gypsum Association, noted, “The Gypsum Association has an ongoing commitment to environmental stewardship. The development and release of this new ISO 21930 compliant, Type III, cradle-to-shipping gate EPD, demonstrates our member companies’ efforts to transparently report environmental impacts as a means of contributing to sustainable design and construction.”
Type X gypsum board is most frequently installed in commercial, institutional and multifamily/mixed-use facilities. Where fire resistance ratings are required, type X gypsum board is typically specified. The GA has also produced an EPD for glass mat gypsum panel products that will be updated next year, under the new PCR. All GA life-cycle resources are available to the public at www.gypsum.org.