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A couple of weeks ago, we discussed how living walls (i.e. the DIRTT Environmental Systems BREATHE wall), can improve indoor air quality by absorbing harmful VOCs; however, as beautiful, awesome, and beneficial as incorporating living walls into your building or workspace may be, we understand that the cost of installation and maintenance of living walls may be prohibitive for some.
Now, there is yet another option for improving indoor air quality in addition to living walls and conditioning air via HVAC units, which is itself an energy intensive practice.
Using two new technologies that improve indoor air quality, AirRenew Gypsum Board from CertainTeed cleans the air by safely and permanently removing VOCs circulating indoors and provides enhanced moisture and mold resistance by means of its superior M2Tech technology.
CertainTeed’s AirRenew Gypsum Board is available in 1/2”, 5/8” Type X, Extreme Abuse, or Extreme Impact Resistant Gypsum Board while maintaining the characteristics of standard gypsum boards offerings.
AirRenew is handled and installed like any other CertainTeed gypsum board product, and it can even be recycled or sent to a landfill if permitted in your area.
According to CertainTeed, AirRenew “maintains effectiveness even when finished and painted with most water based acrylic paints up to 25 coats, or covered with breathable wallpaper using conventional gypsum board techniques.”
Furthermore, AirRenew works to create an additional layer of protection against moisture and mold as it “achieves scores of 10 and 0 for mold resistance per ASTM D 3273 and ASTM G 21, respectively; the best possible scores for these tests.”
CertainTeed’s AirRenew Gypsum Board is Greenguard Indoor Air Quality Certified, and UL validated for the following: “measured permanent formaldehyde absorption capacity of 0.4 G/M of surface area; mold resistant per ASTM D 3273; recycled content minimum post-consumer 1.9%, pre-consumer 90.5%; and regional materials minimum 88.5%.”
To learn more about today’s Greenovation, visit AirRenew.com.