USG Corporation (NYSE: USG), an industry-leading manufacturer of building products and innovative solutions, is pleased to announce its USG Sheetrock ® Brand EcoSmart wallboard panels earned the 2018 Excellence in Construction Innovation Award by the Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry (AWCI). The award recognizes products, services, materials, technologies or systems that improve the means and methods utilized in the wall and ceiling industry. Developed to meet increased demand for more sustainable building products, USG Sheetrock ® Brand EcoSmart Panels are manufactured with up to 25 percent less water and 20 percent less CO 2. These panels are up to 30 percent lighter than competing drywall, which allows workers to install with greater ease for both walls and ceilings and while being less expensive to ship. USG Sheetrock ® Brand EcoSmart Panels may also contribute to achieving additional USGBC ® LEED ® v4.0 credits and meet the requirements of the Living Building Challenge. "Architects and their customers increasingly demand more sustainable building products to reduce the carbon footprint of buildings across the country," said Greg Salah, president, Gypsum, USG Corporation. "We are honored to be recognized by AWCI for USG Sheetrock ® Brand EcoSmart Panels - the industry's first and only gypsum panels that are both lightweight and specifiable for sustainability." AWCI's Excellence in Construction Quality Award recognizes excellence in construction quality in the face of complicated and challenging projects. The association recognized USG at its annual convention in Orlando, Fla., on March 27. For more information on USG Sheetrock ® Brand EcoSmart Panels, visit usg.com/eco. About USG Corporation USG Corporation is an industry-leading manufacturer of building products and innovative solutions. Headquartered in Chicago, USG serves construction markets around the world through its Gypsum, Performance Materials, Ceilings, and USG Boral divisions. Its wall, ceiling, flooring, sheathing and roofing products provide the solutions that enable customers to build the outstanding spaces where people live, work and play. Its USG Boral Building Products joint venture is a leading plasterboard and ceilings producer across Asia, Australasia and the Middle East. For additional information, visit www.usg.com.