Homasote Product Earns CHPS Certification


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.

Homasote's 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 materials.

"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.