See below how Acoustic ceilings & Wall panels by Ecophon can contribute to LEED criteria: Building product disclosure 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 pledging ourselves to green building materials, Ecophon continuously strives to ensure that all the raw materials used in our products are produced as sustainably as possible. Our efforts in this regard are reported in a document that can be downloaded from our website.
More than 70% of the raw material used in our glass wool is recycled glass (post-consumer). We never use unnecessary chemicals in our products, and the binder in our absorbers is plant-based as opposed to oil-based.
The percentage of recycled glass in our absorbers is reported in our third-party certified EPDs, which can be downloaded from the Ecophon and Environdec websites.
Ecophon - Location of the acoustic panel production facilities
Find here the location of the acoustic panel production facilities
Ecophon - Location of the raw material suppliers
Find here information about the raw material suppliers
Ecophon - Product specific data on production sites
Product specific data on production sites.
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