19 Jan Ceramic tiles to achieve LEED, BREEAM and VERDE sustainability certifications
Ceramic tiles are sustainability.
For this reason, this material has become the perfect choice builders, as well as architects and quantity surveyors, to get their projects certified.
SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION WITH MYKONOS CERÁMICA
The material used in a building influences its phase of manufacture, construction, operation and dismantling.
For this reason, Mykonos Cerámica designs its porcelain tiles to help the architect obtain the credits established by the standard.
The most recognized building sustainability certificates are BREEAM, GBCe and LEED.
At the moment, they are voluntary, although their requirement to obtain credits is increasing and, possibly, they will become mandatory.
It is a world-renowned certificate that focuses largely on demonstrating that the buildings, once executed, exceed the minimum thresholds set by this certificate with on-site tests.
The seal establishes a scoring system in which buildings earn points for meeting 69 specific sustainable construction criteria in seven categories: Sustainable Sites (SS), Water Savings (WE), Energy and Atmosphere (EA), Materials and Resources ( MR), Indoor Air Quality (EQ), Design Innovation (ID), Regional Priorities (RP). Numerous international companies have made LEED certification mandatory for both rental and new construction.
Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology is the most technically advanced international seal of sustainable construction and world leader in the number of certified projects since its creation in 1990. Its “Think global, act local” allows its methodology to be adapted to Spanish regulations.
The Green Building Council Spain issues the DGNB certification, which is the adaptation of the German sustainability certification to the Spanish market.
In addition, it has developed its own seal called GREEN that evaluates five fundamental aspects: where the building is located, its interior environmental quality (air, light, noise, comfort), resource management (energy, water, materials), integration social (accessibility, training, communication) and its technical quality (monitoring, documentation, maintenance).