WEST TRENTON, NJ – Homasote®, the leading
manufacturer of quality building products made from recycled materials,
announced today it has earned the Collaborative for High Performance
Schools (CHPS) Certification for its 440 SoundBarrier® products,
joining its current CHPS certified Class A fire-retardant NCFR panels.
Made from 98 percent post consumer recycled materials, the 440
SoundBarrier is now certified for applications in a classroom
environment, including bulletin boards, finished wall panels, furniture
component and sound control for floors and walls.
440 SoundBarrier fiber board was independently tested for low emitting
materials based on the requirements issued by the California
Environmental Protection Agency Office of Environmental Health Hazard
Assessment (OEHHA). The product met all Section 1350 requirements for
classroom application, including the principles of ASTM D5116 with
defined product-specific test protocols of IAQ (indoor air quality)
emissions. Homasote 440 SoundBarrier, a product that can help earn
points toward the U.S. Green Buildings Council's Leadership in Energy
and Environmental Design (LEED) program, will now also be listed on the
Low-Emitting Materials (LEM) Table on the CHPS website, providing
institutions with a list of recent classroom certified building
"Earning this certification for our 440
SoundBarrier fiber board is a true testament to our commitment to
providing durable, environmentally-friendly products for nearly 100
years," said Warren Flicker, CEO of Homasote.
CHPS strives to
facilitate the design, construction and operation of high performance
schools, ensuring they meet the necessary requirements needed to
provide a quality education.