We’re at a turning point in the architectural and construction world. We need to build more buildings and faster to keep up with both commercial and residential demands. But we also need to find ways to drain fewer resources, pollute less, and make sure that the buildings are not wasting valuable energy. We need to make sure that we’re building properties that are more eco-friendly.
It’s this desire for a more “green” world that is also fueling some of the demand for GFRG. While GFRG has long been prized for its durability, light weight, malleability, and low price point, it is quickly catching on as a more eco-friendly alternative to many other modern building materials.
GFRG uses gypsum, which is a product of industrial waste. Every time a company uses a gypsum product, they are eliminating what would otherwise be wasted material. Nothing needs to be mined or eliminated in order to create gypsum, as it is a natural byproduct of various industrial processes.
But that is not the only eco-friendly benefit of gypsum:
- GFRG has improved thermal resistance, which helps save on AC and heating costs.
- GFRG requires less energy to create.
- GFRG requires less energy to ship.
GFRG is also fire resistant, decreasing the amount of carbon and soot in the event of a fire. GFRG is such a green material that it is being looked at as a way to build eco-friendly homes in some parts of the world, and while we primarily use it as an architectural product here in the United States, one can expect the use of GFRG to only grow as more and more builders start to look into sustainability.