Project Drywall: Gypsum and Plaster for Sustainable Walls and Ceilings

Master bedroom

Master bedroom

We are currently finishing our plaster portion of the job. We had decided to go with gypsum board because it meets all of our requirements for a sustainable product.

Gypsum forms naturally like salt or limestone and is an abundant mineral. Its paper backing is made from old newspapers, phone books, and cardboard, and it is a zero VOC (volatile organic compounds) product. It is then finished with USG’s Imperial plaster for a hard, durable zero-VOC surface that easily takes paint.

Under Materials & Resources, gypsum board achieves us ½ of a point in the Environmentally Preferable product category for material and possible another ½ point for local production.

Upstairs Hall and Foyer
Upstairs Hall and Foyer

It looks fabulous!

posted by KDL | follow me on Twitter :  newscaster

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