Green Zip De-mountable Drywall System

Interested? Let us calculate the ROI & Incentive for your project. Benefits from $10-$30 per square foot.

Increase… Building Cash Flow – Sale Value – Leasing Benefits
Receive… Treasury Incentives – LEED® Credits – Facility Flexibility     epa_aia
Reduce… Facility Operation Costs – Remodel Employee Downtime Costs

  • Federal Leases or Buildings must meet Executive Order #13514: Recycle Quotas Typically just the use of Green-Zip Partition alone will meet Executive Order #13514 which requires 50% of all materials used in a project to be certifiable as recyclable or re-usable after 2014 for projects that receive government funds or tenants.
  • Green or LEED Credit without adding to the budget: iii The LEED Examiner approved the Green-Zip system for a “de-construction” ID Credit stating it can also be used on other projects.
  • Allows reconfiguration and reuse of drywall partitions:
    1. Installed by normal contractors with normal materials: normal drywall/ studs/ tracks/ screws. Just give them the Green-Zip® joint tape and have them leave a short green “tail” at the base of the partition (later covered by the base board or carpet iv to announce to later construction crews that this is a special wall that can be “zipped” up, and relocated. v
    2. Disassemble and “reuse” drywall panels & studs rather than demolish: quick vi & inexpensive. vii
    3. Avoids noisy dusty demolition sawing and sledge hammers. The noise and dust of demolition normally delays reconfiguration construction because it often requires night and weekend work (with overtime rates) in order to reduce disruption to adjacent occupants.
    4. Reduce the cost & time of the reconfigured wall by about half because the materials are reused; and, you save time and freight elevator delays because the materials are already on site.
    5. Increase profit by improved efficiency of worker or assembly line through relocating walls.
    6. Avoids problems associated with Pre-Manufactured Partitions (PMP): such as long lead order time—which slows response to inevitable changes; missed move-in dates; delayed move-in because GC must finish before “PMP” is installed; discontinued parts; inventory management problems, cost and space needs; repair costs; visible seams; noise transfer at joints, ceiling, and floor; and initial high cost. Just relocating PMP’s normally costs more than new drywall!
  • Shorten the construction schedule because the tape self adheres to the joint ix and omits the first layer of joint compound thus saving installation and curing time. x Now, “quiet” remodel work can be done during normal business hours (not just nights & weekends) without disturbing occupants.
  • Green benefits: Reuse the drywall panels & studs rather than demolish, thus it (a) Reduces project related landfill costs, time, transportation and energy costs—26% of the waste by weight in a construction landfill is drywall according to NAHB Resource Center; EPA Report by IFC Corp. states 20% by volume; (b) Provides a hedge against future ever-increasing landfill and waste costs. (c) According to Business Week, manufacturing drywall “accounts for 1% of all energy used by US industry and thus a comparable percentage of all industrial emissions. xi (d) GZTP is the 1st step to de-constructing the whole building, not just the wall, as it allows access to internal parts of the building—just one more advantage of demountable drywall over “pre-manufactured” partitions.
  • Mitigate Mold and Legal Costs: (a) Mold mitigation: where there is a building envelope leak or fixture water overflow the drywall panel can simply be “zipped” up, the wall cavity dried out, certified as dry by the installer (to prevent future litigation exposure) and reinstalled. xii (b) Hedge against future liability for placing known toxic elements into the environment.