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Build for a Sustainable TomorrowGeorgia-Pacific Gypsum Products

Greenguard logo GREENGUARD Certification

DensArmor Plus® Interior Panels and many ToughRock® Gypsum Boards have achieved GREENGUARD and GREENGUARD GOLD Certification. Download a summary (PDF: 841KB/4pgs)

Sustainability + Mitigation Sustainability + Mitigation

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At Georgia-Pacific, we define sustainability as meeting the needs of society today without jeopardizing our ability to do so in the future. Simply put - doing the right things in the right ways. Our concern for the environment and our commitment to the responsible use of natural resources influences the Georgia-Pacific Gypsum manufacturing process.

Georgia-Pacific Gypsum plant in Las Vegas

Reduce, Reuse, Recover

We have been using recycled materials for nearly 50 years.

We have found innovative ways to recover and reuse materials that otherwise would end up in landfills. The wallboard we produce that does not meet our standards is recycled back into the process.

We are developing beneficial applications for the very small amount of material left over at the end of each production cycle.

Gypsum quarry rock

The Role of Innovation

In his recent book, The Science of Success, Charles Koch wrote "Innovation, not just in technology, but in all aspects of business is the key to long term success." The introduction of the Dens® brand product line more than 20 years ago exemplifies this thinking, and demonstrates our commitment to innovation and sustainable building products.

Continuing process innovation

Thinking Ahead

In the coming years, we will focus attention on several key areas of process improvement. These include improving energy efficiency at our manufacturing plants with innovative technologies that will also result in reduced greenhouse gas emissions. Other initiatives will focus on opportunities to reduce water use, to reuse water more effectively and to find cost effective ways to further reduce air emissions.

DensGlass Sheathing protects structures for the long haul

Commitment

We are committed to being an innovative leader while fully embracing sustainable practices in the manufacture of our products. In turn architects and owners can feel good about the structures they build with our products. It is all a part of being mindful of the environment and the social and economic impact of our products from start to finish.

LEED® CALCULATOR

LEED calculation tools Calculate Materials and Resource credits for GP gypsum products. Print or e-mail your report.
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STANDARDS & CERTIFICATIONS

Standards and certification Georgia-Pacific gypsum and wood panels help make buildings sustainable in many ways. Learn More

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