Saint-Gobain Gyproc’s range of RhinoBoard products for walls and ceilings recently achieved the prestigious Global GreenTag Certification earning GBCSA Level B.
The rating process, which helps establish a benchmark of verified and eco-preferred products within the construction industry, is an accreditation standard recognised by the Green Building Council of South Africa. For materials to receive a green rating, they must undergo rigorous assessment and meet evidence-based criteria, ensuring that they meet the criteria to receive GreenTag certification.
“Being sustainable means being aware of the impact our products have on the environment,” says Ian Winroth, head of sales at Saint-Gobain Gyproc. “Our products are designed to create safe, healthy and comfortable urban habitats that are also energy efficient, enabling homeowners to reduce their impact on the environment,” he explains.
This is the philosophy behind the company’s performance plasterboard range that received the rating. Gyproc RhinoBoard, MoistureResistant, FireStop, SoundBloc and DuraLine all consist of an aerated or foamed gypsum core encased in up to 100% Post-Consumer recycled paper liner. They can be used for interior walls and ceilings in residential, commercial and industrial buildings – especially where thermal, acoustic or fire rating criteria have been specified.
“We anticipate that this certification will cement a sense of confidence amongst stakeholders and customers within the architecture and construction industries as we continue to innovate and develop products that help address challenges around sustainability, energy efficiency and environmental protection,” concludes Winroth.
Saint-Gobain Gyproc continues to add value to the environment by helping to safeguard rhinos in South Africa. For every RhinoBoard or RhinoLite product purchased, a percentage of profits goes to SANParks Honorary Rangers to support rhino anti-poaching efforts. Find out more at www.gyproc.co.za