Numerous certificates award HI-MACS® top marks
designates HI-MACS® as environmentally-friendly thanks to the demonstration of its commitment to ecological awareness in its product management activities.
Is a standard voluntary system to certify high performance of buildings, from the US Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED certifies buildings using a credit system. The use of HI-MACS® contributes toward satisfying EQ Credit for Low-Emitting Materials with the category Indoor Environmental Quality (EQ).
The use of the Eden Plus Collection from HI-MACS® contributes toward earning points under MR and IEQ Credits for LEED v3 and v4.
The ISO 14000 family concerns the management of environmental quality. The most popular certificate in this group is ISO 14001. It encourages the minimisation of damage caused by our own activity to the environment and the continuous improvement of environmental performance. The objective is to contribute to protecting and stabilising our planet’s environment. This test certifies that the environment management system of HI-MACS® conforms to ISO 14001 standards.
HI-MACS® has been approved by Greenguard in the USA, as a “low emitting product”. The organisation establishes acceptable indoor air standards for indoor products, environments and buildings. The organisation’s goal is to improve public health and quality of life through programs that improve indoor air.
The Korean Air Cleaning Association certifies that HI-MACS® complies with the Korean regulations for environmental building materials. This test applies to all colours except Marmo and Galaxy (not tested).
The DGNB system, founded by the "German Sustainable Building Council”, evaluates buildings holistically on the basis of individual criteria within the categories Ecological Quality, Economic Quality, Sociocultural and Functional Quality, Technical Quality, Process Quality and Location Quality. Different profiles allow the certification of new buildings and existing buildings, as well as of quarters in Germany and Internationally. Buildings can achieve a certification in Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum.
HI-MACS® has an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD), which can be used to calculate the building life cycle assessment (ENV1.1/2.1). Furthermore, HI-MACS® has achieved Quality Level 4 of 4 in DGNB 2018 criteria for local environmental impact for the entire product.
BREEAM is the world’s leading sustainability assessment method for masterplanning projects, infrastructure and buildings. It recognises and reflects the value in higher performing assets across the built environment lifecycle, from new construction to in-use and refurbishment.
HI-MACS® can contribute to BREEAM International New Construction 2016 certification, as the entire product complies with Hea 02 Indoor air quality. Furthermore, HI-MACS® achieved RSCS summary score level in Mat 03, responsible sourcing of construction products for the entire product: RSCS level 1.
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LG Hausys conducts and publishes regular environmental audits along with energy consumption analyses. Thanks to the use of non-polluting fuels, greenhouse gas emissions have been cut by 15,000 tons per year since 2008.
Aluminium tri-hydroxide, the main component of HI-MACS®, is a bi-product of aluminium production.
The production of this material is marked by an excellent energy balance. In addition, HI-MACS® plants in Cheongju (Korea) and Atlanta (USA) meet all environmental standards.
The material allows for virtually waste-free processing.
The material is transported from the USA to Europe exclusively by ship. Within Europe, HI-MACS® observes the Euro-5 standards for reduced particulate emissions. The partner-network of LG Hausys Europe is selected thoroughly: the transport partner for Europe guarantees recycling of waste water, uses solar energy in the warehouse and trucks that run on gas. Therefore the LG Hausys-partner was awarded with the Green Truck Award 2013.