What are green building labelling schemes?
Sustainable construction is a worldwide major trend. When we know that buildings are responsible for 39% of worldwide CO2 emissions, it is indeed the right way to go. Building certifications are a proof that buildings have been designed to reduce their footprint on the planet and increase positive impact for the people. The most known are LEED and BREEAM, as they are recognised internationally.
How we contribute
During the certification process, the building is assessed on several categories: energy efficiency, health & wellbeing, etc.
For some of those categories, the building materials chosen can have a high impact on the building's score. At Saint-Gobain, we provide many solutions that contribute to green building certifications.
Discover below how we can contribute to LEED and BREEAM certifications.
How to win LEED points with Saint-Gobain?
|LEED v4.1 category
|Our contribution to LEED credits
|Integrative process: thanks to our expertise in energy efficiency and modeling
up to 1 point
|Energy and atmosphere
Optimize energy performance: many of our solutions, for example our insulation solutions and systems, contribute to energy efficiency
|up to 18 points
|Materials and resources
Building life-cycle impact reduction: continuous innovation for more sustainable solutions
|up to 13 points
|Indoor environmental quality
up to 5 points
Innovation: research and innovation into green building are at the heart of our strategy
|up to 5 points
How to win BREEAM credits with Saint-Gobain?
|Our contribution to BREEAM issues
Health & wellbeing
Indoor air quality: our products have low emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), and we can provide specific technologies to reduce formaldehyde present in indoor air.
up to 12 credits
Reduction of energy use and carbon emissions: many of our solutions bring high energy efficiency (insulation, glazing)
|up to 15 credits
Life-cycle impacts: we have studied and worked to reduce the impacts of our solutions on their whole life-cycle for several years
|up to 12 credits
|Construction waste management: our recycling services for ceilings, glass, insulation, gypsum, etc. help you reduce non-valorised construction & demolition waste
up to 3 credits
Innovation: we constantly develop innovative products for increased customer benefit and reduced environmental footprint
|up to 10 credits