See below how Gypsum Ceilings by Gyproc can contribute to LEED criteria: Building life-cycle impact reduction
To encourage adaptive reuse and optimize the environmental performance of products and materials.
Option 1 “Historic building reuse”: (5 points)
Maintain the existing building structure, envelope, and interior nonstructural elements of a historic building or contributing building in a historic district.
Option 2 “Renovation of abandoned or blighted building”: (5 points)
Maintain at least 50%, by surface area, of the existing building structure, enclosure, and interior structural elements for buildings that meet local criteria of abandoned or are considered blight.
Option 3 “Building and material reuse” (2–4 points)
Reuse or salvage building materials from off site or on site.
Option 4 “Whole-building life-cycle assessment”: (3 points)
For new construction (buildings or portions of buildings), conduct a life-cycle assessment of the project’s structure and enclosure that demonstrates a minimum of 10% reduction, compared with a baseline building. No impact category assessed as part of the life-cycle assessment may increase by more than 5% compared with the baseline building.
Read the detailed requirement for Building Life-Cycle Impact Reduction
The inherent properties of Gyproc’s materials allow for adaptive reuse and the optimization of environmental performance.
Options 1 and 2:
Our light weight materials are highly suited for fitting out historic buildings and renovating abandoned ones. They do not impact the structural capacity of the buildings due to their low load bearing properties, inturn reducing the weight and thickness of structural elements required ( building frame and foundations).
Dry-wall systems are designed for deconstruction to facilitate reuse of gypsum components for future re-development.
GYPROC is a pioneer in performing Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of its products, from raw material extraction through to end of life, contributing at the material level. The result of the LCA are delivered in an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) in compliance with international standards and third-party verified.
GYPROC is committed to eco-innovation, to improve the environmental footprint of it’s products throughout their life cycle, a key aspect towards achieving the 10% required to obtain this LEED credit.