Jul 202013

What makes a home green? Recycled Drywall.

 Recycled Drywall reduces waste and protects our planet. Let’s see why. 

Drywall, also known wall/plasterboard, has a noncombustible core that is traditionally made from natural gypsum ore, a product that has to be mined from the earth. Recycled drywall image - Florida Green Home Brokers

To reduce air pollution, coal fired plants use a desulfurization process which results in a waste byproduct called calcium sulfate, also known as synthetic gypsum, which is now increasingly being recycled by green minded manufacturers to make drywall. This is possible due to the fact that it is chemically the same as natural rock gypsum.

The manufacture of recycled drywall is good for the planet because the alternative is to dump calcium sulfate in landfills, and it avoids the unsustainable practice of mining the earth’s minerals.

Recycled drywall is also an alternative to plywood, hardboard, and fiberboard, all of which are manufactured using the earth’s natural resources.

Recycled drywall can be seen in our Zero Energy, LEED certified model home. 

Thank you for visiting. Please check out the rest of our BLOG and contact us for more information. We look forward to making Green Home living, your reality.

Marius Smook – Lic. Real Estate Eco-Broker, LEED AP (Homes), Cert. Energy Rater.

 July 20, 2013

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