December 17, 2019
Impact Strategy: USG Charts A Course for the Future of Sustainable Building
The wallboard maker takes the lead in its product categories, joining the Architecture 2030 challenge and committing to supporting a carbon neutral future for the building sector.
USG was a sponsor of the Metropolis Perspective: Sustainability 2019 event series.
Using Recycled Newspaper
We use 500,000 tons of recycled newsprint paper to manufacture USG wallboard and ceiling products. Each ton saves of 7,000 gallons of water, 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space and enough electricity to power an average U.S. home for six months. It also reduces carbon emissions by the equivalent of one metric ton.
EcoSmart Gypsum Panels
USG launched Sheetrock® Brand EcoSmart gypsum panels and became the only wallboard manufacturer to join the Architecture 2030 Challenge for Products. Sheetrock® Brand EcoSmart panels use up to 25% less water to manufacture and reduce CO2 emissions by up to 20%, as well as supporting the challenge’s greater effort to design, build and operate carbon-neutral buildings by 2030.
Ecomedes and EcoBlueprint™
Our Ecomedes Sustainability Tool allows users to find Health Product Declarations, Environmental Product Declarations, Declare Labels, and CDPH 01350 compliant products. This tool also allows account users to compare sustainability attributes among USG products for contributions to green building certifications. USG’s EcoBlueprint™ is yet another sustainability initiative that provides our customers with industry-leading green building solutions and reducing USG’s environmental footprint throughout our product lifecycle.