Drywall being smoothed out with a tool


Prefer drywall with the lowest amount of pre-consumer recycled content you can find. Look for drywall with post-consumer recycled content and consider how your projects can separate drywall cut-offs for recycling. Avoid using mold resistant drywall where not needed. Prefer products with a CDPH emission certification. Use lightweight boards when possible. Prefer products with full disclosure of content through Health Product Declarations (HPDs).

Proposed procurement goals: 
  • At least 80% of drywall purchased by the municipality or used by contractors meets the HomeFree Green or Yellow levels 
  • Preference given to products with publicly available information to encourage the use of building products that are working to minimize their environmental and health impacts
    • Material ingredients documentation demonstrating the chemical inventory of the product to at least 0.1% (1,000 ppm) with all content characterized and screened