See below how Insulation solutions by ISOVER can contribute to HQE International criteria: choosing construction products in order to limit the environmental impact of the building
At ISOVER, we have a life cycle approach supported by a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and verified Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs).
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.
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.
2.3.1 Determine the environmental impact of the construction products
ISOVER Structural or finishing products are covered by EPDs from cradle to grave. All Saint-Gobain EPDs are compliant with EN15804, ISO 14025 and ISO21930.
2.3.2 Choose construction products to limit the environmental impact of the building
By providing EPDs, ISOVER acts as a key partner to gather the environmental impacts indicators of its products and determine the different scenario asked by this criterion.
2.3.3 Use materials and products enabling the least polluting site procurement in terms of CO2
For the extraction of raw material, the quarries are often next to the plants. Also, in many areas, ISOVER plants are located close to the markets. For the French EPDs, the average distance from the plant to the job site is 460 km.
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