Latest Environmental Impact Assessment reveals Accoya as one of the world’s greenest products for its long life-cycle and neutral environmental impact highlighting the superior environmental credentials of high technology wood.
Accsys Technologies, the manufacturer of world leading modified wood Accoya has released an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for maximum transparency while highlighting its impressive environmental features.
The latest EPD updates Accoya’s existing declaration, originally released in 2010, to meet the latest standards and account for the large increase in production efficiency in the Accoya production plant in Arnhem since the previous study took place.
EPDs provide guidance helping architects, builders, mechanical engineers and other design professionals select materials taking into account their environmental footprint. Telling the story of a product in a single report, an EPD displays information about a product’s impact on global warming, water pollution, ozone creation and depletion and greenhouse gas emissions.
Manufactured using propriety acetylation technology, Accoya exceeds the high-quality and aesthetic attributes of tropical hardwoods, making it one of the most superior wood products on the market today. It performs to the highest of standards, delivering remarkable levels of stability, sustainability and durability.
An EPD following the right standards grants additional credits in leading sustainable building certification systems. In several European countries including Norway, an EPD is essential to conform to government procurement rules.
Used for decking, cladding and as planed timber for a variety of projects, the rate at which Accoya is being selected demonstrates the growing demand for stable, durable and sustainable wood that can cope with the toughest of construction and joinery projects.
Made from sustainable softwoods, Accoya offers unrivalled environmental advantages compared to alternative products such as scarce, slow growing unsustainable hardwoods. It also boasts excellent environmental credentials by using wood sourced from FSC certified sustainable forests.
Paul Clegg, CEO of Accsys said; “It’s fantastic that Accoya has once again published an Environmental Product Declaration. Accoya’s long life cycle and neutral environmental impact is a key strength, which differentiates it against other competitor wood products. As a company we are committed to manufacturing in a socially responsible and eco-friendly way and communicating about it transparently; this declaration certainly contributes to that goal.”