SUSTAINABILITY AS AN INTEGRATED APPROACH“Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” (WCED, 1987)
LEED® - Leadership in Energy Environmental Design - is a voluntary certification system for the management, design and construction of sustainable buildings from a social, environmental, economic and welfare point of view for users.
Founded in the United States in 1993 by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED is now the standard for the world’s most popular sustainability certification for buildings. It includes all areas that involve the design and management of buildings or districts, both commercial and residential, new or redeveloped.
Isopan insulating panels contribute to LEED prerequisites and credits.
Efficiency and energy savings direct Isopan's production management and our commitment to seek and develop innovative solutions. Our insulating panels for roofs and walls contribute to the prerequisites and credits for the LEED BD+C (Building Design and Construction) V4 certification in the following areas:
BREEAM® - Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method is one of the most widely used sustainability assessment methods in the world, applicable to infrastructure, buildings and planning on an urban scale, created by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) in 1990 and applied in over 70 countries around the world. The system measures the adoption of sustainable practices through parameters that establish precise design and implementation criteria for healthy and energy-efficient buildings with a low environmental impact. BREEAM promotes innovation, sustainability and efficiency values, developing real estate investments and generating sustainable environments that improve the well-being of the people who live and work in BREEAM. Source: http://www.breeam.com/
Isopan panels contribute to the achievement of valid credits for BREEAM NC certification.
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The acronym CAM Edilizia refers to the MINIMUM ENVIRONMENTAL CRITERIA FOR THE ASSIGNMENT OF DESIGN SERVICES AND WORKS TO BUILD NEW PUBLIC BUILDINGS, RENOVATE THEM AND MAINTAIN THEM.
These criteria are part of the Action Plan for the environmental sustainability of consumption in the Public Administration sector, namely the National Action Plan on Green Public Procurement (PANGPP). The reference document is the Italian Ministerial Decree of 11 October 2017, which came into force on the day after its publication in the Official Gazette of the Italian Republic.
Clarifications or in-depth notes in relation to technical, methodological or regulatory aspects referring to CAM may be published on the website of the Ministry of the Environment for the Protection of the Territory and the Sea, on the page dedicated to the Minimum environmental criteria https://www.minambiente.it/pagina/i-criteri-ambientali-minimi .
Isopan panels comply with CAM Edilizia criteria and all the certificates required by legislation can be issued.
Isopan's special products are the first in Italy that obtained the DECLARE label. Thanks to Leaf and Green Roof, Isopan achieved the label for transparency in building materials.
Declare is the label created by the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) and the Living Future Europe Initiative (Lfei), which certifies the safety of the materials used in the products for the European construction market. Every product bearing the Declare label declares that it contains no ‘ingredients’ falling under the Red List, namely the list of the most dangerous materials in the construction industry.
EPD® - Environmental Product Declarations
An EPD® is a certified environmental product declaration, which provides environmental data on the life cycle of the products in accordance with international standard ISO 14025. Isopan EPD certificates collect the results of the Life Cicle Assessment (LCA) analysis of a wide range of Isopan panels, both in polyurethane and rock wool, produced in its Trevenzuolo and Patrica facilities. Using Isopan products with these certificates provides credits for the main sustainability ratings in construction (LEED, BREEAM, CAM Edilizia, LBC, etc.) and therefore allows architects and design engineers to evaluate and minimise the impact generated at the design stage by the building itself, thereby choosing the solution with the lowest impact.