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Gypsum Board

GoldBond High Strength Lite gypsum board is 25% lighter than the company’s traditional 1/2-inch high-strength panels. More

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Lafarge North America LiftLite

Greenguard-certified, low-VOC wallboards made from 99% recycled content. More

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Sheetrock Ultralight Panels

Sheetrock Ultralight Panels are the lightest ½-inch gypsum wallboard panels available, the manufacturer says, and are stronger pound for pound than competitive products. More

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USG UltraLight Panels Firecode 30

A new lightweight 5/8” non-type X wallboard. More

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Engineered Lighting Products Hole in the Wall

LED lamping options expand this line of luminaires. More

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Moisture-Resistant Drywall From Certainteed

CertainTeed. ProRoc drywall with M2Tech technology features a water-resistant core and moisture- and mold-resistant paper face. The product is Greenguard certified and is available in Type X panels. M2Tech is also available in the companys newest product, AirRenew, which absorbs formaldehyde and other aldehydes in the air and converts them into inert compounds that remain safely within the board. 800.233.8990. www.certainteed.com. More

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NAHB, CPSC Issue Guidelines on Chinese Drywall Abatement

Two days after the release of NAHB guidelines outlining the testing and remediation of contaminated Chinese drywall, the CPSC, in conjunction with HUD, issued its own report, one that differs from the NAHB document regarding electrical wiring. More

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Recycled-Content, Lightweight Sheetrock From USG

USG. Featuring a reformulated core and manufacturing process, Sheetrock UltraLight 1/2-inch panels are up to 30% lighter than competing wallboard, the company says, providing for more fuel-efficient shipping and easier handling on the jobsite. The panels carry ULs Environmental Claims Validation for 95% recycled content, a 20% reduction in transportation energy, 15% raw materials conservation, and low VOC emittance. 800.874.4968. www.usg.com. More

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Part 11: Pre-Drywall LEED Inspection

Before the wallboard goes up, Bethesda Bungalows’ green rater was on site to verify a sealed envelope, tight ducts, and other key elements of the high-performance home. More

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Moisture-Resistant Gypsum From Lafarge

Lafarge. Mold Defense gypsum for interior wall and ceiling applications features a moisture-resistant core and treated paper facings on the front, back, and long edges. The product, which is made from synthetic gypsum, can be used as tile backer in dry applications or in areas where some moisture is expected, like bathrooms and laundry rooms. The wallboard is Greenguard certified. The company also offers a ready mix compound that does not generate dust. 800.237.5505. www.lafargenorthamerica.com. More

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