TAMPA, FL – CertainTeed Gypsum says UL Environment Inc. has completed the Environmental Claims Verification (ECV) process for products manufactured at its Cody, WY; Vancouver, BC; Toronto, Ontario; Seattle, WA; and Moundsville, WV. manufacturing facilities. Specifically, UL Environment confirmed the pre- and post-consumer recycled content, origination of source materials and adherence of ASTM D 3273 mold resistance standards, if applicable, for 19 CertainTeed products. The validation process is currently underway for products manufactured at the company’s remaining North American plants.

“CertainTeed has taken a unique approach by seeking validation for environmental product claims based on the specific plant in which they are manufactured,” said Steve Wenc, president of UL Environment. “This demonstrates CertainTeed’s commitment to providing detailed product information and an unprecedented level of transparency.”

UL Environment carried out audits and administered tests to determine the products’ compliance with environmental claims for the following products: CertainTeed® Regular Gypsum Board, CertainTeed Type X, CertainTeed Sheathing, CertainTeed Sheathing Type X, CertainTeed Interior Ceiling, CertainTeed Veneer Plaster Base, CertainTeed Veneer Plaster Base Type X, CertainTeed Abuse Resistant Type X, M2Tech®, M2Tech Type X, Easi-Lite™, GlasRoc® Sheathing, GlasRoc Sheathing Type X, GlasRoc Roof Board, GlasRoc Roof Board Type X, Diamondback™ Tile Backer, Diamondback Tile Backer Type X, AirRenew® and AirRenew Type X.

“Third party verification of environmental claims is a critical component of today’s green building culture, as it provides independent evaluation and enhanced transparency,” said John Donaldson, president of CertainTeed Gypsum. “CertainTeed has made significant strides in ensuring building and design professionals have access to sustainable, high-performance gypsum products that help them achieve their goals in the responsible development of our built environment.”