Heraklith® wood wool insulation panels stand at the forefront of environmental responsibility in production and building construction. We use wood mainly certified by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC).
By using certified wood, garnering high environmental credentials, and optimising our production process, Heraklith® delivers wood wool products that are natural and sustainable. The high environmental credentials of Heraklith® products are confirmed by their certification with Blue Angel, a voluntary programme that awards the world’s oldest eco-label for products and services.
We make available to our customers the Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for our products in various applications, each of which are based on a full Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) carried out across our plants. This allows us to quantify the benefit of using wood as a raw material with the binder to accurately assess the environmental impact of the product.
Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
The Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of any product is based on its environmental impact both inside and outside the production environment. It is assessed “from cradle to grave.” For our wood wool insulation panels, the LCA includes the impact of raw material extraction to produce the panels (including upstream processes, auxiliary processes, transportation, and energy use), manufacturing, transportation to the construction site, and end-of-life scenarios.
The full LCA results are reported in an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD). The results reported in any Heraklith® EPD related to the LCA of wood wool insulation covers all production sites and is based on using the wood wool panels in applications such as underground parking garages, basement ceilings, and pitched roofs.
Apart from providing environmental information on our products, Heraklith® is committed to long-term sustainability.