See below how Insulation ceiling by ISOVER can contribute to LEED criteria: Building product disclosure and optimization - material ingredients
Derived from our commitment to using eco-friendly building materials, our Policies at Saint-Gobain involve avoiding the use of any Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) listed in the Candidate List under the European Union’s REACH Regulation that are above 0.1% in weight.
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 for which the chemical ingredients in the product are inventoried using an accepted methodology and for selecting products verified to minimize the use and generation of harmful substances. To reward raw material manufacturers who produce products verified to have improved life-cycle impacts.
Option 1. Material ingredient reporting (1 point)
The project has to use at least 20 different permanently installed products from at least 5 different manufacturers that demonstrate the chemical inventory of the product to at least 0.1% (1000 pm).
Option 2. Material ingredient optimization (1 point)
The products must document their material ingredient optimization for at least 25%, based on cost, of the total value of permanently installed products in the project. One of the methodologies recognized by LEED is the REACH optimization. When the product contains no ingredients listed on the REACH Authorization or Candidate list, it is valued at least 100% of cost for the calculation.
Option 3. Product manufacturer supply chain optimization (1 point)
Manufacturers have to be engaged in validated and robust safety, health, hazard, and risk programs with independent third party verification of their supply chain.
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 material ingredient
In some countries, ISOVER products can contribute to this LEED option. Please refer to your local team to learn more.
Mineral wool fibers have full registration under the REACH Regulations through a joint submission.
According to this registration, mineral wool fibers are not classified as hazardous under the Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) Regulation. With regard to Saint-Gobain ISOVER, our products and solutions contain no Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) under the terms of REACH appearing on the list of candidate substances or subject to authorization, in concentrations higher than 0.1% in weight, similar to their packaging. Furthermore, our policy involves avoiding the use of any SVHC listed in the Candidate List above 0.1% in weight and we closely follow publications and updates closely. ISOVER has also implemented a substitution program for any substance on the verge of being included in the candidate list for authorization. As an example, thanks to an innovative plant-based binder, the new ISOVER 4+ range is free from formaldehyde, phenols or acrylics.
ISOVER is engaged in robust safety, health, hazard, and risk programs strongly linked to their supply chain, as outlined in our Chairman and CEO’s engagement letter and in our Environment Health and Safety Charter.