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See below how Gypsum Walls & Partitions by Gyproc can contribute to HQE criteria: Choosing construction products in order to limit the environmental impact of the building

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Key contribution

Gyproc has more than 400 environmental products declarations (EPD), the third party verified enabling a clear vision of the major environmental impacts of the products and how to reduce it.

Aim

To assess and take into account environment impacts, in accordance with European standard prEN 15804 or international standard ISO 21930, in the choice of construction products.

Detailed requirement

Determining the environmental impact of the construction products, choosing construction products to limit the environmental impact of the building, using materials and products enabling the least polluting site procurement in terms of CO2, implementing materials and products enabling CO2 to be trapped.

Our contribution

  • Option 2.3.1 (Determine the environmental impact of the construction products) &
    Option 2.3.2 (Choose construction products to limit the environmental impact of the building)

Gyproc offers EPDs worldwide for most of its solutions in the market. We choose to have Cradle to Grave EPDs, covering the entire life cycle of the product (from the extraction of materials to its end of life) and complying with international standards (ISO 14025, 14040, 14044, and EN 15804 or ISO 21930).

Saint-Gobain’s EPDs are region and product-specific and are renewed every five years.

Also, Lightweight systems often have a lower environmental footprint as compared to brick or cement which enable the building to have in it’s all a lower global environmental footprint.

  • Option 2.3.3 (Use materials and products enabling the least polluting site procurement in terms of CO2)

Gyproc is present in more than 65 countries worldwide. It is close to the job sites which reduces the impact of transportation. Also when it is available in a country, it offers customized deliveries to optimize logistics, reduce transportation cost, time & emissions.

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