CertainTeed Announces EPDs for Ecophon® Ceilings Products

MALVERN, Pa., Feb. 4, 2016 /CNW/ -- CertainTeed has a long held legacy in the building products industry of leadership in transparency. Its first-in-the-industry Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) and Health Product Declarations (HPDs) demonstrate that transparency is at the core of its businesses. As a continuation of that principal, CertainTeed's ceilings business proudly announces third party verified EPDs for its Ecophon® products.

"CertainTeed Ceilings is committed to sustainable and responsible design," said Robert Marshall, marketing technical services manager for CertainTeed's ceilings business. "Our third party verified EPDs and HPDs advance the role our products can play in innovative building design and construction by providing proven impact on health in offices, schools, and healthcare facilities."

EPD Verification
The international certification company DNV GL certified the EPDs affirming the true sustainability and health benefits of the following Ecophon product families: Ecophon Advantage™, Ecophon Gedina™, Ecophon Solo™, Ecophon Focus™ and Ecophon Hygiene™ (which includes nine different product variations).

The EPD describes the environmental impact of a single unit of an acoustic ceiling panel, the intended use of which is to increase sound absorption in a room to create a better indoor environment. Each environmental declaration will also allow the respective Ecophon ceiling panels to contribute toward specific point calculations in LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) building projects. To learn more about the impact of CertainTeed's sustainable building materials on occupant well-being, visit https://youtu.be/2wAoesgaa_s.

Additional Certifications
Along with third party verification from DNV GL, the Ecophon products are certified compliant for VOC emissions per the California Department of Public Health. Additionally, Ecophon Hygiene products satisfy USDA/FSIS sanitary guidelines for food processing areas and are approved for use in federally registered Canadian food establishments.

A Commitment to Exceptional Design and Acoustics
Offering a broad range of high-quality interior acoustical products that enhance aesthetics and occupant comfort, CertainTeed Ceilings has long served the North American building industry. As experts of the science of sound, CertainTeed Ceilings products, including brands Ecophon and Decoustics, provide solutions for designing indoor environments where people can achieve their greatest potential. With a continual commitment to responsible design, the company contributes to green building standards and healthy interiors for learning, working and healing. For more information, visit www.certainteed.com/ceilings.

About CertainTeed
Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed, headquartered in Malvern, Pa., has helped shape the building products industry for more than 110 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, the firm's slogan "Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed," quickly inspired the name CertainTeed. Today, CertainTeed® is North America's leading brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, fence, decking, railing, trim, insulation, gypsum and ceilings.

A subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, one of the world's largest and oldest building products companies, CertainTeed and its affiliates have more than 5,700 employees and more than 60 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada. For seven consecutive years, the company has received top honors from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its contributions in protecting the environment and was most recently the recipient of the 2015 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award. The group had total sales of approximately $3.3 billion in 2015. www.certainteed.com

SOURCE CertainTeed

For further information: Victoria Gallagher, CertainTeed Corporation, (610) 893-6002, Victoria.M.Gallagher@Saint-Gobain.com, www.certainteed.com/pressroom, http://www.certainteed.com

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