See below how Accoustic panels by Ecophon can contribute to LEED criteria: Building product disclosure and optimization – environmental product declarations
There are third-party certified Environmental Product Declarations (Product-specific Type III EPDs) for more than 90% of Ecophon products. This means that each Ecophon product is regarded as a whole product under option 1, which allows the customer plenty of choice and assures them of our commitment to green building.
To encourage the use of products and materials for which life-cycle information is available and that have environmentally, economically, and socially preferable life-cycle impacts. To reward project teams for selecting products from manufacturers who have verified improved environmental life-cycle impacts.
Option 1 “Measure”: the Environmental Product Declaration (1 point)
The project must use 20 different permanently installed products sourced from 5 different manufacturers that meet one of the following criteria:
- Products with a publicly available, critically reviewed life-cycle assessment (value ¼)
- Generic Environmental Product Declarations with a third party certification (value ½)
- Product specific Environmental Product Declarations with a third party certification (value 1)
Option 2 “Reduce”: multi-attribute optimization (1 point)
The project should use 50% (based on cost) of third party certified products that demonstrate impact reduction:
- Below the industry average in 3 of the 6 Life Cycle Assessment categories.
- Compared to the same product, over time.
Read the detailed requirement for Environmental Product Declarations
Ecophon has the market’s widest range of acoustic panels with third-party certified EPDs. This makes it easy to create visually and acoustically attractive environments while meeting the criteria for gaining LEED points under option 1.
Because our EPDs meet the requirements for being regarded as a “Product-specific Type III EPD”, each product is valued as a whole product for the purposes of calculation. One LEED point is credited for a total of 20 (whole) products from at least five different suppliers.
EPDs can be downloaded from the Ecophon or Environdec websites.
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