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As green building products become increasingly important throughout the world, there is a growing demand for sustainable products from architects, specifiers and builders.
The sustainability sector is developing dramatically in the building industry, and legal requirements for eco-friendly materials are becoming stricter and more complex. There are also a number of certification systems operating in the world..
To help architects, planners and construction firms to access clear information about HI-MACS® product compliance and how it can contribute to such credits, LG Hausys has released several HI-MACS® Product Verification documents, which provide an evaluation according to the leading building certification systems: BREEAM, LEED and DGBN.
HI-MACS® can help professionals to obtain credits for Green Building Certification projects.
BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method)
BREEAM is the world’s leading sustainability assessment method for master-planning projects, infrastructure and buildings. It recognises and reflects the value in higher performing assets across the built environment lifecycle, from new construction, to in-use and refurbishment.
HI-MACS® can contribute to BREEAM International New Construction 2016 certification, as the entire product complies with Hea 02 Indoor air quality. Furthermore, HI-MACS® achieved RSCS summary score level in Mat 03, responsible sourcing of construction products for the entire product: RSCS level 1.
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
Is a standard voluntary system to certify high performance of buildings, from the US Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED certifies buildings using a credit system. The use of HI-MACS® contributes toward satisfying EQ Credit for Low-Emitting Materials with the category Indoor Environmental Quality (EQ).
HI-MACS®can contribute to:
MR BPDO – Environmental Product Declaration – Option 1: Environmental Product Declaration.
MR BPDO – Sourcing of Raw Materials – Option 1: Raw Material Source and Extraction Reporting
MR BPDO – Material Ingredients – Option 2: Material Ingredient Optimization
MR BPDO – MaterialIngredients – Option 3: Supply Chain Optimization
EQ Credit: Low-Emitting Materials
The DGNB system, founded by the “German Sustainable Building Council”, evaluates buildings holistically on the basis of individual criteria within the categories Ecological Quality, Economic Quality, Sociocultural and Functional Quality, Technical Quality, Process Quality and Location Quality.
Different profiles allow the certification of new buildings and existing buildings, as well as of quarters in Germany and Internationally. Buildings can achieve a certification in Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum.
HI-MACS® has an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD), which can be used to calculate the building life cycle assessment(ENV1.1/2.1). Furthermore, HI-MACS® has achieved Quality Level 4 of 4 in DGNB 2018 criteria for local environmental impact for the entire product.