Armstrong Ceiling Solutions has partnered with Sustainable Minds for inclusion in its SM Transparency Catalog. The effort is part of the manufacturer commitment to transparency by helping users identify ceilings that meet environmental requirements with Health Product Declarations (HPDs), Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) and Declare Labels.
Invaluable Tool for AEC Professionals
Found at www.transparencycatalog.com, the Sustainable Minds Transparency Catalog is a cloud-based source that brings together all of a brand’s products with environmental and material disclosures, while providing information about how to use these documents to earn credits in various green building rating systems, including LEED v4, Collaborative for High Performance Schools, Green Globes, the Well Building Standard, and the Living Building Challenge. This makes it a tool for AEC professionals to find products that meet the environmental and material reporting standards in the building industry. The catalog is free for building professionals who would otherwise spend hours searching for products.
“We know that AEC professionals consider many attributes when selecting and specifying products,” notes Anita Snader, sustainability manager, Armstrong World Industries. “With the drive for transparency in building products, the SM Transparency Catalog gives them that – a place to connect product information with transparency information for the different types of products they specify. We’re thrilled to add the Armstrong Ceilings SUSTAIN portfolio to the catalog.”
The SM Transparency Catalog is designed to drive change in the built environment by rewarding brands whose products reduce impacts on the natural environment and human health. “People aren’t looking for disclosures — they’re looking for high performing products with disclosures,” says Terry Swack, CEO, Sustainable Minds. “Creating preference for brands and their products by educating the industry about what product transparency information means – will drive behavior change. For this reason, we are excited to help Armstrong products get specified.”
A founding member of the U.S. Green Building Council, Armstrong World Industries is committed to manufacturing products that are environmentally responsible. The introduction of the Sustain Portfolio represents the commitment to providing a broad range of products that meet stringent sustainability standards.
“Armstrong Ceilings is committed to providing the best ceiling solutions available,” notes Vic Grizzle, CEO, Armstrong World Industries. “Our journey continues as we make a difference in where people live, work, learn, heal, and play.”
History of Sustainable Firsts
Armstrong Ceilings has a history of sustainable firsts, including introduction of a ceiling industry recycling program, recycling over 200 million square feet of material since its inception over 18 years ago. The manufacturer continues by launching the Sustain portfolio, helping users find and specify ceiling products that have the environmental characteristics and documentation needed to comply with green building rating systems, including LEED v4, the Living Building Challenge, and the WELL Building Standard.
All these products can be found in the SM Transparency Catalog and are designated in the Armstrong website with a Sustain logo. The SM Transparency Catalog is a way to find products free of chemicals of concern and all transparency documentation in one location. To view the sustainable ceiling solutions that are available, visit here.
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