The sustainability certification of raw materials, finished products, applications and processes in the building industry requires the definition and control of the characteristics to obtain building with low environmental impact.
In recent years, International, National and Regional codes of regulations have been adopted to assess building sustainability evaluations. Those codes are based on the result of scientific research conducted by Research Laboratories and Universities that are the official bodies able to issue sustainable products’ certificates. Tests are conducted according to the current testing norms that are constantly updated to guarantee a continuous improvement of the buildings’ sustainability.
Sustainability is core in CELENIT’s mission: “…panels for a sustainable architecture”. All CELENIT panels are made of sustainable wood to respect the environment and the future generations.
ANAB (National Association of Bio-ecological Architecture) is the most important Italian association in the field of sustainable buildings and it involves professionals and operators around the Italy. The ANAB - CERTIFIED PRODUCT FOR GREEN BUILDING logo identifies monolayer products made by wood wool with a limited environmental impact. CELENIT wood wool panels comply with building material requirements of the most important certification and building evaluation systems and provides a guarantee of the respect for human health and the safety of end-users and workers. ANAB provides product standards, while ICEA carries out certification activities and tests on materials/production processes.
The Association promotes the conservation and the improvement of forest resources all over the world, through the economically sustainable and socially helpful management of the forest, in harmony with the international mission of the Forest Stewardship Council®, FSC®. In our manufacturing process, all wood wool boards can be made on request with FSC® certified wood.
Environmental Product Declaration which quantifies the environmental performance of a product through appropriate categories of parameters calculated using the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) method and following the ISO 14040 standard.
ICEA - RECYCLED MATERIALS
The Ethical and and Environmental Certification Institute (ICEA), recognizing the core importance of materials recycling for the growth of a sustainable production and consumption model, developed the “Standards for the certification of products made from recycled materials” meant to reduce the consumption of resources (virgin raw materials, water and energy), increase the quality of recycled materials, minimize emission in the atmosphere, in waters and in the soils, also minimizing any impact on human health.
CELENIT products are certified in accordance with the ICEA standard.
LEED (The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is an American and International body that identifies and measures environmental and sustainability performance, through its certification outlines. Through ICEA acknowledgment, CELENIT products can contribute to LEED credits, giving designers the tools to plan sustainable buildings.