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See below how Gypsum Ceilings by Gyproc can contribute to LEED criteria: Building product disclosure and optimization - environmental product declarations

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Key contribution

GYPROC has a strong history of working on Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs) since the early 90s, and is one of the first gypsum product manufacturers to perform detailed LCAs of its products. Our Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) are third party verified and conform to international standards. They allow us to evaluate the environmental impact of our products in order to improve their ecological footprint and sustainable design at each stage of the life cycle.

Aim

To encourage the use of products and materials for which life-cycle information is available and that have environmentally, economically, and socially preferable life-cycle impacts. To reward project teams for selecting products from manufacturers who have verified improved environmental life-cycle impacts.

Detailed requirement

Option 1 “Measure”: the Environmental Product Declaration (1 point)

The project must use 20 different permanently installed products sourced from 5 different manufacturers that meet one of the following criteria:

  • Products with a publicly available, critically reviewed life-cycle assessment (value ¼)
  • Generic Environmental Product Declarations with a third party certification (value ½)
  • Product specific Environmental Product Declarations with a third party certification (value 1)

Option 2 “Reduce”: multi-attribute optimization (1 point)

The project should use 50% (based on cost) of third party certified products that demonstrate impact reduction:

  • Below the industry average in 3 of the 6 Life Cycle Assessment categories.
  • Compared to the same product, over time.

Read the detailed requirement for Environmental Product Declarations

Our contribution

Option 1

Performing Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs) are important to GYPROC. We carry out “cradle to grave” (including “cradle to gate”) LCAs and Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) compliant with international standards (ISO 14025, 14040, 14044, and EN 15804 or ISO 21930).

Our EPDs are third-party verified, product and region specific, and are renewed every five years.

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