A new family of products by Chicago Metallic Corp. offers more than 50% recycled content. The new High Recycled Content Ceiling Grid Systems, or HRCmax, feature 65% recycled steel in its suspension grid components.
According to the Washington, D.C.-based Environmental Protection Agency, building related construction and demolition account for 26% of all non-industrial waste generated in the United States.
This is why the use of environmentally responsible building materials is a critical component of the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED certification process. To that end, Chicago Metallic has been working to engineer products that will minimize the impact buildings may have on the environment, and the new HRCmax grid systems—the Premium Ultraline, the Professional Tempra 4000, and the Standard 1200 System—each currently have a LEED RC value of 58.
“In addition to providing the highest recycled steel content in the industry and being 100% recyclable, HRCmax systems feature double web construction for increased strength and durability,” says Brian Valdez, product manager. “We are committed to providing industry-leading products and are excited to introduce the HRCmax family grid line.”
With a 9/16-inch wide profile, Ultraline grid systems provide a choice of reveals—1/4 and 1/8-inch—and crisp intersections to accent any ceiling. This discreet system offers aesthetic qualities and unmatched performance, according to the company.
Tempra grid has an understated 9/16-inch wide profile, but can reportedly be used to make a strong overall visual statement. Tempra accepts square or revel edge lay-in panels.
When code dictates seismic requirement, Chicago Metallic offers a number of design choices. Suspension systems meet all industry standards for codes compliance and compatibility with acoustical tile, light fixtures and air diffusers.
For more information about HRCmax visit www.chicagometallic.com.