[Greenbuilding] Magnesium-based boards

Gennaro Brooks-Church - Eco Brooklyn info at ecobrooklyn.com
Mon Sep 16 18:42:46 MDT 2013


I found this informative.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnesium_oxide_wallboard
It mentions it being made in Canada. Is this true?

Gennaro Brooks-Church
Director, Eco Brooklyn Inc.
Cell: 1 347 244 3016 USA
www.EcoBrooklyn.com
22 2nd St; Brooklyn, NY 11231


On Mon, Sep 16, 2013 at 8:24 PM, Stephen Collette <
stephen at yourhealthyhouse.ca> wrote:

> Hello All,
>
> MgO boards are pretty slick actually. I like them. I know the guy who
> brought (and still brings)  Dragonboard to North America. He's a Building
> Biologist and pretty keen about doing things right and healthy, so I'd
> vouch that he's looked into that product. Jason, or anyone, I could connect
> you for sure. I have no financial interest in the product at all.
>
> The good news about it, is that there is no paper, it's stronger than
> wallboard, so thinner board for same strength. It can be used inside,
> outside, in bathrooms, basements, etc. All good things. Can't grow mould,
> as there is nothing to eat. Think of it as a middle ground between
> wallboard and cement board and you have it nailed down.
>
> Interestingly, it was discussed in the latest issue of Solplan Review, the
> Canadian Grandaddy of green building magazines this month. (no website,
> just old school black and white magazine every so often written by really
> smart folks.)
>
> Cheers
>
> Stephen
>
>    Stephen Collette BBEC, LEED AP, BSSO
> *Your Healthy House* - Indoor Environmental Testing & Building Consulting
> http://www.yourhealthyhouse.ca
> stephen at yourhealthyhouse.ca
> 705.652.5159
>
>
> What?s the word on the efficacy and usability of magnesium oxide-based
> sheetgoods to use in lieu of sheetrock, such as GreenEBoard, Dragonboard,
> or
> Magboard? All of the aforementioned are Chinese manufactured, which gives
> me
> pause.  Is anybody aware of a North American made option?
>
> Can builders use them without thinking about how different it is from
> drywall?
>
> Thx,
>
> Jason Holstine
> Amicus Green Building Center
>
>
>
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