Armstrong Offers Sustainable Ceiling Systems to Meet Highest Industry Standards
Armstrong Ceiling Solutions has expanded its portfolio of Sustain high-performance sustainable ceilings to include more than 850 popular products, offering architects and designers the broadest collection of sustainable ceiling solutions in the industry. Sustain is the first and only portfolio of sustainable ceiling systems to meet the industry’s highest sustainability standards.
New additions to the Sustain portfolio include Ultima and Cirrus ceiling panels, expanding the offering of sustainable ceiling products with Total Acoustics performance. Total Acoustics ceiling panels provide the ideal combination of high sound absorption (NRC) and sound blocking (CAC) in a single panel. Other products in the Sustain portfolio that offer Total Acoustics performance are Calla, Lyra PB High CAC, and Canyon ceiling panels.
Indoor Environmental Quality
With their ability to both absorb unwanted sound and block noise from traveling into adjacent spaces, Sustain products with Total Acoustics performance enhance indoor environmental quality with clean materials that create quiet environments that foster concentration, collaboration, and privacy.
The Sustain portfolio also includes other products that offer excellent noise absorption, including Lyra PB (plant-based binder) and Optima PB ceiling panels.
With the addition of MetalWorks Blades – Classics, there are now five metal ceiling products in the Sustain portfolio, including MetalWorks Snap-in, MetalWorks 3D, MetalWorks Torsion Spring, and MetalWorks Clip-on unperforated panels.
Prelude XL Max has been added to the list of suspension systems in the Sustain portfolio, which also includes Prelude XL, Suprafine XL, Interlude® XL, and Silhouette XL.
Rounding out the offering of sustainable ceiling solutions are the Axiom Trims and Transitions and Short Span and Quick Stix drywall grid systems Armstrong Ceilings has added to the Sustain portfolio.
Simple to Find and Specify Sustainable Ceiling Solutions
All the ceiling systems in the Sustain portfolio meet the most stringent sustainability compliance standards, making it simple to find and specify ceiling products that have the environmental characteristics and documentation needed to comply with the leading green building rating systems, including LEED v4, the Living Building Challenge, and the WELL Building Standard.
“Finding products to meet these stringent standards can be challenging and time consuming,” says Anita Snader, environmental sustainability manager, Armstrong World Industries. “Now, it’s simple to find and specify sustainable ceiling systems. Look for the Sustain logo to find products free of chemicals of concern and all transparency documentation in one location.”
To meet material transparency requirements, Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) and Health Product Declarations (HPDs) have been developed for all the ceiling products in the Sustain portfolio. Sustain ceiling products also comply with the rigorous performance standards of the Living Building Challenge certification program and the low emissions standards of the California Department of Public Health. All the products in the Sustain portfolio feature a Declare℠ label, an independent verification confirming where a product comes from, what it’s made of, and where it goes at the end of its life. All Sustain products are free of chemicals of concern per the Living Building Challenge Red List.