Wood and BREEAM certification are compatible. Moreover, using wood in your project can help you obtain this environmental sustainability certificate.
BREEAM stands for Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method, a voluntary sustainability rating system for buildings. Certification encompasses 10 categories within a project: management, health and wellbeing, energy, transport, water use, materials, waste, land use and ecology, pollution and innovation.
BREEAM certification offers a number of advantages such as drastically improving the quality of life for occupants, alignment with international sustainability targets and the competitive edge achieved by this type of recognition
- Responsible sourcing of materials: BREEAM rewards being able to demonstrate that materials are produced responsibly and sustainably, and Spigogroup’s wood solutions use FSC / PEFC wood from sustainably managed forests.
- Indoor air quality: Spigogroup has the A+ label which certifies that its wood cladding is free of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that can pollute indoor air.
- Acoustics: using wood panels that improve building acoustics gives extra points towards BREEAM certification.
- CO2 emission rate: wood cladding on the thermal envelope of a building contributes to the reduction of energy use and CO2 emissions.
- Low environmental impact materials: wood is an ecological material, easily recyclable and with a low environmental impact over the entire life cycle of the building.
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