Gypsum Association Releases Environmental Product Declaration for Typical 5/8-inch Type X North American Wallboard

Here’s a reminder that the Gypsum Association has revised and updated its environmental product declaration (EPDA) for 5/8” type X North American Gypsum Boards.

Type X gypsum boards most frequently installed in commercial, institutional, and multifamily or mixed-use facilities, the association said. Where fire resistance ratings are required, type X gypsum board is typically specified. An updated EPD for glass mat gypsum panel products is expected to come out in 2021.

“Project teams pursuing certification under LEED v4 or LEED v4.1 can use the EPD to achieve points under the Materials and Resources Credit: Building Product Disclosure and Optimization Environmental Product Declarations,” the association said in a news release. “In addition, the Whole-Building Life-Cycle Assessment credit awards up to four points for demonstrating a minimized embodied environmental footprint in new construction. The newly released Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA) Report Gypsum Wallboards provides the data necessary for those credit calculations.”