Gypsum Wallboard: Options for Improved Durability and Sustainability

Historically, most building pros likely haven?t given their drywall selections much thought. But with new wallboard products that target mold and moisture, extend durability, enhance noise suppression, and contain increasing amounts of recycled materials, builders and remodelers are paying closer attention. The sustainable-building movement also is shifting that commodity perception, as green building teams look to earn points toward green project certification.

Indeed, gypsum offers a number of opportunities to go green?from recycled content to local manufacturing credits to long-term durability. More than ever, options abound for product specifiers to make sustainable choices that meet the needs of each area of the home.