Sustainable Development

 

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

EGEM contributes with its own company policy to the achievement of the environmental sustainability objectives set by the UN 2030 agenda with the SDGs (Sustainable development goals).

In particular, among these places his attention to N. 11 and to N.13.

The Egem Venetian terrazzo is characterized by the careful choice of the materials that compose it and for the quality of its construction. The main objectives that EGEM sets itself are to create a flooring that aligns its life cycle with that of the building. A flooring that is durable and does not degrade its characteristics over time, uses recycled materials from the processing cycle of other products or from the use of the final consumer and applies processing systems and sealants that do not emit pollutants in the environment of use.

With a view to transparency of information, EGEM has begun a process of enhancing these characteristics, verifying how and how they can contribute to obtaining LEED® certification. LEED® is the voluntary certification of “Green Building” recognized as the most widespread on an international level.

In this path EGEM has chosen to be supported by an LEED AP® BD + C, professional accredited by Green Business Certification Inc. according to Iso Iec 17024 (Accreditation demonstrating the knowledge and understanding of green building practices and principles necessary to support the use of the LEED® certification system Green Building).

 

CONTRIBUTION OF THE EGEM VENETIAN TERRAZZO TO THE COLLECTION OF LEED® CREDITS

EGEM is developing an internal company research to provide a range of products that can contribute to obtaining LEED® credits.

Soon the site will be update with the indications of obtainable credits.

 

LEED®

LEED® is the most widespread green building evaluation protocol in the world, practically available for any building. Approximately 204,000.0 square meters of buildings are certified LEED® every day and in over 165 countries worldwide. LEED® certified buildings save energy, water, resources, generate less waste and are healthier for humans. They also attract potential users, determine lower costs of management and maintenance, increase the productivity of those who work in them.

The most recent version of the protocol is the LEED® V4. The protocol provides for the application of a series of “green” measures with reference to seven evaluation areas, each of which is associated with a score.

Obtaining a certain number of points and complying with the prerequisites for each assessment area determines the level of certification that can be reached. The individual products, used in the building construction process, can contribute for their characteristics or implementation methods to the implementation of specific “green” measures and therefore to obtain certification.