Green buildings are become more important than ever for our health and the health of the planet. It is now widely known that healthier building products contribute to healthier indoor environments and are also environmentally friendly. This has led to a growing variety of green building products. From the foundation to the roof, building green makes sense. CertainTeed, one of the most well-known building supply brands, has products to help homeowners, builders and contractors complete their green building projects knowing that they are using the best and the greenest materials available.
In the not too recent past, people who wanted to build environmentally friendly buildings were often frustrated at the lack of options available to them. Either the product they needed didn't yet exist, or they would have to have it custom made or shipped long distances. Companies are stepping up and environmentally friendly building products are now standard practice rather than specialty items. CertainTeed, makers of exterior and interior building products, is determined to become the premier supplier of green building materials, and have paved the way with their products, including sustainable gypsum wallboards and insulation, plus an info-packed website that can help anyone with their green building needs.
CertainTeed Gypsum Wallboards
The walls of the home are important for providing stability and defining the use of the space, but they also serve another important purpose. The walls contribute to the health of a building, depending on the materials used to make them. Wall coverings, such as low-VOC paints, get most of the attention but the wallboard is perhaps even more important.
CertainTeed's Pro-Roc wallboards are made for sustainable building and a healthy indoor environment. The paper is 100% recycled, and finished CertainTeed gypsum board products have low VOCs, which means healthier indoor air. The ProRoc Moisture and Mold Resistant Boards are created specially to prohibit the formation of mold and mildew in spaces where there is likely to be more moisture, while the GlasRoc boards are designed to back tile.
AirRenew Gypsum Board is specially formulated to clear the air indoors. It does this by taking volatile organic compounds (VOCs) out of the air and turning them into a safe compound that can't leak back out of the board, helping to continuously improve the indoor air quality.
CertainTeed Sustainable Insulation
Insulating a building is necessary for energy efficiency and for keeping the building properly heated and cooled. The new generation of insulation is designed to increase efficiency and increase the health of a building.
The newest innovation in insulation technology is sustainable insulation, which has organic plant-based binders. All of CertainTeed's insulation products are designed for maximum efficiency over the lifetime of the product, and are made with recycled components whenever possible. CertainTeed fiberglass insulation is made with 35% recycled glass and requires no maintenance.
Other insulation products include CertainTeed DryRight fiber glass insulation to help keep moisture out of the walls, and CertainTeed fiberglass residential and commercial insulation, which are GREENGUARD Children & Schools Certified. The CertainTeed CertaSpray spray foam insulation creates an air seal to reduce loss of energy.
Green building projects, whether they are new construction or part of a green remodel, require careful design, planning and materials. Using healthy, durable and environmentally friendly building supplies will mean a healthier space with maximum energy efficiency, so the people who live, work or learn there can breathe easier and enjoy cost benefits over the lifetime of the building. CertainTeed is continually offering green building materials that can make your green building projects come to life.