Gyproc Sustainability Solutions

GYPROC GREEN INITIATIVES

Sustainability is using the resources wisely to satisfy the present needs without disturbing the future requirements" Sustainable Habitat is our future and it starts now!!!

Buildings have a massive impact on the environment, with both their construction and use contributing significantly to the environmental issues we face today. For this reason, sustainable construction methods are becoming increasingly important. In Gyproc, we have developed a sustainable approach to our business which helps our partners in the construction industry (architects, contractors, installers to name but a few) deliver innovative solutions and services to their customers and clients.

Our commitment is to minimise the impact of our products and systems on the environment and we achieve this in a number of ways:

Gyproc has initiated to monitor the environmental impact of the products during production and their whole life cycle. This requires transparency and the vigorous use of widely accepted Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) techniques to produce meaningful data which our customer can compare to ensure an optimised approach is taken in line with the future requirements of the Green Building Organisations like IGBC and GRIHA.

In Gyproc, we ensure that the environmental impact of a new product is considered right at the beginning of the innovation process. By using this mind-set and methodology, we will increasingly deliver product, system and service innovations to improve the environment and comfort of our installers and end-users.

Eco-Innovation

Eco-innovation refers to Saint- Gobain's policy to develop innovative products and solutions that help reduce the environmental impact of buildings and infrastructure over their whole life cycle. Our eco-innovative products and solutions help reduce the operational use of resources (particularly energy and water) in buildings and infrastructure and/or have reduced environmental impacts over their own life cycle.

LCA (Life Cycle Assessment)

The Life Cycle Assessments evaluate the environmental impact of a product from cradle to grave. The results of these evaluations are published and made available to you through independently verified Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs).

Stages of Life Cycle Assessment

EPD (Environmental Product Declaration)

With the growing awareness of the green and sustainable products, client is more concern about the environmental impacts of the products they use in daily life. For gaining the confidence of client and to assure them about the product quality and the sustainability, Gyproc has created an EPD document.

EPD is a document represents the LCA results, which is when verified by the third party becomes a reliable document to ensure the transparency and quality of the product

Gyproc is the pioneer in creating the first EPD (for Gypboard® Plain of Wada plant) document in India

We care for people – A Multi comfort House by Gyproc®

Visual Comfort:

Aesthetics: Gyproc drywall & ceiling systems provide aesthetically stunning finishes as the surface of gypsum board is pre-leveled. They are suitable for any kind of finish like monolithic finish, paint, wall paper, marble/stone or tile cladding.

Acoustic Comfort:

Insulation: A 100mm thick drywall system can achieve up to Rw 50dB sound insulation, while a Half-inch brick wall (plastered both sides) provides an average sound insulation of Rw 40dB.

Safety

Fire Resistance: Lightweight partition and ceiling systems using a range of different gypsum boards can be specified to provide excellent fire performance for up to 4 hours within all building types.

Strength

Impact Resistance: Gyproc solutions can be specified to offer the highest level of impact protection in high traffic areas such as hospitals and schools. They will provide resistance against damage to walls over the building lifetime.

Flexibility

Easy maintenance: Whether damage to the plasterboard system is minor or more extensive, the system can be easily repaired using gypsum products and it always delivers an excellent finish.

Air Quality

Indoor Air Quality: Gyproc Activ'Air system removes up to 70% of formaldehyde in the air.

Moisture resistance: Gyproc systems can provide complete moisture resistance for the lifetime of the building and can be dedicated to wet areas (Bathrooms, Kitchen).

Gyproc works directly with installers to train them and ensure that our solutions are installed in the best conditions.

Gyproc solutions generally offer a number of key benefits over traditional brick, block, sand and cement solutions.

Green Solutions and Green Affiliations

Gypsum is fire resistant, non-toxic and infinitely recyclable.

All the Gyproc products contribute towards the Green ratings exist in India such as IGBC, GRIHA. Our products are also registered/listed in Product catalogue of GRIHA.