See below how Acoustic ceilings & Wall panels by Ecophon can contribute to LEED criteria: Construction and demolition waste management
To reduce construction and demolition waste disposed of in landfills and incineration facilities by recovering, reusing, and recycling materials.
The project has to recycle and/or salvage non-hazardous construction and demolition materials, with the following options:
Option 1: diversion of the construction and demolition material (50 or 75%);
Option 2: reduction of total waste material (no more than 12.2kg of waste per m2).
Read the detailed requirement for Construction and Demolition Waste Management
Ecophon products can either be reused or recycled, in which case they count as “diverted material” under option 1.
For a new construction or renovation, all absorbers made of third generation glass wool can be returned to Ecophon for recycling free of charge. This applies to whole absorbers as well as trimmed waste.
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.
An Ecophon ceiling can be dismantled without damaging the panels, and reusing absorbers and grids significantly reduces environmental impact.
In option 2, a maximum of 12.2 kg of construction waste is permitted per square metre.
To minimize or completely eliminate waste during installation, you can order custom absorbers tailored to the room’s dimensions.
If standard absorbers are used and need to be trimmed, their low weight means that the waste only contributes marginally to the permitted maximum weight.
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