Sustainable buildings and Green Building Rating Initiatives
The green construction industry is moving fast with a growing trend for Green Building Rating Tools. Our products inherently reduce energy, but on top of that our insulation products and systems are amongst the most sustainable. Furthermore, our products are supported by an EPD and other performance certification, proving that we are pioneering in product sustainability and that our insulation contributes to greener, more sustainable buildings. The green construction industry is moving fast with a growing trend for building sustainability rating tools.
Using Knauf Insulation products in green buildings
Using our products earns points in Green Building Rating Initiatives. The following document can be used to show which categories our products contribute to earning points in the various schemes.
REACH Regulation (registration, evaluation, authorization and restriction of chemicals) places responsibility on industry to manage the risks from chemicals and to provide safety information on the substances. Manufacturers and importers are required to gather information on the properties of their chemical substances, which will allow their safe handling, and to register the information in a central database.
KI products strictly comply with REACH regulation. This compliance provide additional points through the building rating schemes like for example the new LEED version 4. Below you can find our LEED compliance document.
Knauf Insulation Wood Wool REACH letter of compliance
BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology)
International New Construction is a voluntary standard that defines high performance green buildings which are healthier, more environmentally responsible and more profitable structures. Using independent assessors, BREEAM examines criteria covering a range of issues in sections that evaluate: management processes, health and wellbeing, energy, transport, water, materials, waste, land use and ecology, pollution and innovation.
BREEAM International – Compliance Knauf Insulation Wood Wool