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Carbon Negative, Future Positive: LP® Structural Solutions Portfolio Releases Environmental Product Declarations

In an era where environmental responsibility is paramount, we are proud to announce a remarkable achievement: the LP® Structural Solutions portfolio has been officially designated as carbon negative. This milestone is a testament to our unwavering commitment to redefining construction materials for the better with a focus on sustainability, resiliency and groundbreaking advancements.

Elevating Sustainability, Redefining Construction.

The LP Structural Solutions portfolio encompasses six products that are meticulously engineered not only to meet industry standards but surpass them in terms of environmental impact. In new environmental product declarations (EPDs) developed by LP and validated by ASTM International, LP® TechShield® Radiant Barrier, LP WeatherLogic® Air & Water Barrier, LP Legacy® Premium Sub-Flooring, LP® FlameBlock® Fire-Rated Sheathing and LP® TopNotch® 350 Durable Sub-Flooring have all been proven to store more carbon than is released during their entire life cycle. With the exception of LP NovaCore® Thermal Insulated Sheathing (which is too new to qualify for testing and analysis following its launch in March 2022), the entire LP Structural Solutions product portfolio is carbon negative. This achievement symbolizes a new era in construction where sustainability is seamlessly integrated with performance.

Why This Matters.

Here’s why using carbon-negative solutions matters to your business and your clients:

  1. Reliability meets responsibility. As a builder, you rely on materials that perform consistently while also embracing ethical practices. With our portfolio of carbon-negative products, you’re no longer faced with the trade-off between quality and sustainability. You can confidently build structures that stand the test of time while contributing to a healthier planet.

  2. Cutting-edge performance. Sustainability doesn’t mean compromising on innovation. Our carbon-negative products boast the latest in technology that elevates the energy efficiency and resiliency of your projects. You’re not just constructing buildings; you’re creating spaces that exemplify modern advancement.

  3. Client-centric solutions. Informed clients now look for buildings that mirror their values. By integrating LP’s carbon-negative solutions, you’re not only offering them trusted solutions; you’re helping them deliver on their eco-conscious commitments.
  4. Leading the industry. Innovation and sustainability are catalysts for industry leadership. By adopting our carbon-negative portfolio, you’re positioning yourself at the forefront of the construction landscape and setting a standard that others will follow.

  5. Future-proofing projects. The regulatory landscape is evolving, and environmentally responsible construction is important. But soon it could also be required. By incorporating the portfolio of products from LP Structural Solutions, you’re ensuring your projects are not just compliant but resilient in the face of changing regulations.

A Call to Innovate

At LP, we’re not out to simply construct buildings; our goal is to build a sustainable legacy as we work toward Building a Better World. Achieving carbon-negative status for five of the six products in the LP Structural Solutions portfolio is a testament to our values of innovation, dependability and environmental stewardship. As builders, leaders and partners in progress, we invite you to join us in creating a legacy that shapes the world for generations to come and helps build a future that’s stronger, smarter and greener than ever.

Check out LP’s approach to sustainability here.

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