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See below how Acoustic ceilings & Wall panels by Ecophon can contribute to BREEAM criteria: Construction waste management

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The number of points is given for only information purpose. Saint-Gobain, in anyway, shall not guarantee or not be held liable for non-fulfillment of the certification which includes a broader package than constructions products employed for the targeted building.
Up to 3 credits (all buildings)

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Key contribution

Ecophon can deliver sound absorbers in custom sizes in order to eliminate all cut-off waste during installation.

Point 5 in this criterion requires you to perform a pre-demolition audit to determine if material reuse is feasible. Ecophon’s products can easily be dismounted and be reused in other projects.

Ecophon’s products, made of sustainable materials,are easily separated into fractions (glass wool and metal) and are 100% recyclable.


To promote resource efficiency via the effective and appropriate management of construction waste.

Requirement summary

Development of a construction resource management plan. Reducing construction waste related to on site construction and off-site manufacture or fabrication.

Diverting non-hazardous construction (on site and dedicated off-site manufacture or fabrication), demolition and excavation waste (where applicable) generated by the project from landfill.

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Our contribution

Ecophon is actively working to optimize resource utilization and energy efficiency in your projects and to minimize your environmental impact.

Eliminate cut-off waste

We can help you eliminate all cut-off waste from installation by delivering the absorbers in the exact sizes you require.


All of our products can easily be taken down and reused in another project, or be reused after a refurbishment.


When the time comes for your Ecophon ceiling to be recycled, the components are easily separated into fractions (glass wool and metal).

The grid can be recycled at the nearest recycling station as scrap metal and you can return the absorbers to Ecophon for recycling. Ecophon recycles all absorbers made of third-generation glass wool free of charge. This applies to entire ceilings as well as cut-off waste from installations.

All absorbers manufactured from 2015 onwards are made of third-generation glass wool. Absorbers manufactured between 2011 and 2015 are made of either second- or third- generation glass wool. Absorbers manufactured before 2011 are not made of third-generation glass wool and cannot be recycled.

You can tell the different generations apart by their color. Second-generation glass wool is yellow and third-generation glass wool is beige.

The only cost for you is the transport to our manufacturing facility in Hylling, Sweden. There are no minimum amounts , as long as the material is separated and we accept it free of charge.

The returned material is ground, mixed with clay and formed into balls. The balls are dried and used as drainage and filling material. We call this product ECOdrain.

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