See below how Acoustic ceilings & Wall panels by Ecophon can contribute to LEED criteria: Construction and Demolition Waste Management Planning
Ecophon products are easy to dismantle, separate (glass wool and metal) and recycle and are therefore ideal for sustainable construction. Moreover, Ecophon can dispose of installation waste from construction sites as specified below. This makes Ecophon products highly suitable for inclusion in the “waste diversion goals” section of a construction and demolition waste management plan.
To reduce construction and demolition waste disposed of in landfills and incineration facilities by recovering, reusing, and recycling materials.
Develop and implement a construction and demolition waste management plan:
- Establish waste diversion goals for the project by identifying at least five materials (both structural and nonstructural) targeted for diversion. Approximate a percentage of the overall project waste that these materials represent.
- Specify whether materials will be separated or commingled and describe the diversion strategies planned for the project. Describe where the materials will be taken and how the recycling facility will process the material.
Provide a final report detailing all major waste streams generated, including disposal and diversion rates.
Read the detailed requirement for Construction and Demolition Waste Management Planning
By using Ecophon acoustic solutions, you minimize the proportion of demolition material sent to landfill when you replace your ceiling. Ecophon glass wool panels and grids are easy to dismantle, separate and recycle or reuse. The products should ideally be reused. However, if they need to be recycled, the following applies:
We can dispose and recycle all products made of third generation glass wool free of charge, including installation waste and wall-to-wall ceilings.
All products manufactured in 2015 or later are made of third generation glass wool. Products manufactured between 2011 and 2015 can be made of either second- or third generation glass wool. Products dating from before 2011 are not made of third generation glass wool and cannot be recycled.
Products made of second- and third generation glass wool can be distinguished from each other by their color; second generation glass wool is yellow, while third generation glass wool is beige.
You only need to pay the cost of transporting the material to our facility in Hyllinge. There is no minimum quantity, and provided the material is separated, we will accept it free of charge.
The returned material is ground, mixed with clay and shaped into pellets, which are dried and used as drainage and filler material. We call this product ECOdrain™.
Our grids are separated and recycled as scrap metal (this is not done by Ecophon).
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