See below how Accoustic ceilling by Eurocoustic can contribute to LEED criteria: Building product and optimization - Sourcing of Raw Materials
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 verified to have been extracted or sourced in a responsible manner.
Option 1. Raw material source and extraction reporting (1 point)
The project has to use at least 20 different permanently installed products from at least five different manufacturers that have publicly released a report from their raw material suppliers which include all details regarding their responsible extraction policy.
Third-party verified corporate sustainability reports (CSR) which include environmental impacts of extraction operations and activities associated with the manufacturer’s product and the product’s supply chain, are valued as one whole product for credit achievement calculation if they follow an acceptable framework, such as the GRI (Global Reporting Initiative).
Option 2. Leadership extraction practices (1 point)
LEED values products that meet the following extraction criteria: extended producer responsibility, bio-based materials, certified wood products, materials reuse and recycled content. As in LEED V3, Recycled content=postconsumer recycled content+1/2*preconsumer recycled content.
Products sourced (extracted, manufactured, purchased) within 160km of the project site are evaluated at 200% of their base contributing cost.
Read the detailed requirement for Sourcing of Raw Materials.
In 2015, the Saint-Gobain group published a report on corporate social responsibility which follows the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 Guidelines as requested in option 1 of this target. This report is published annually to present the environmental policy and supply chain of the group.
In addition to that, stone wool produced by Eurocoustic is composed of briquettes, slag, coke and especially basalt. Basalt is a material available in abundance in nature. It is extracted in a quarry located a few kilometers from the factory. Also, the slag (scrap manufacturing of the iron and steel industry) and the briquettes (scrap manufacturing of our production) are reintroduced into the process of manufacturing.
To preserve natural resources, we recycle all factory waste and try to increase the amount of recycled content in our products. Mineral wool products contain 15% by mass of recycled materials according to the LEED® definition of recycled content*.
In addition, Eurocoustic frames are made of 90% galvanized steel and 10% pre-lacquered steel. They contain 40% by mass of recycled materials according to the LEED® definition of recycled content*.
Finally, the packaging of our products is recycled cardboard.
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