What 5/8" drywall alternatives are available that are green/high-recycled-content?

Asked by Rich Williams
Encinitas, CA

I am the LEED for Homes AP on several residential projects, and we would like to use a "greener drywall". Now that EcoRock has gone the way of the dinosaurs, any assistance you can provide in sourcing would be very helpful, as well as weighing on on your assessments of different options. Thanks!


Edward Wright

Answered by Edward Wright

Cincinnati, OH

Wright Design, LLC

May 29, 2012

The best combination I could find was National Gypsum: 5/8" Gold Bond Fire-Shield Gypsum Board Long Beach, CA. It is:

  • 5% Post Consumer and
  • 3% Pre Consumer.

Best of luck with your projects, Edward.


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Read "Is there such a thing as green drywall? If so, what alternatives to conventional drywall do you recommend?" a Q&A answered by Mary Cordaro.

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