Per VENETA CUCINE la sostenibilità si declina, secondo la definizione della Tripla Bottom Line, nelle sue tre accezioni: ambientale, economica e sociale.
Un edificio, per essere definito “sostenibile”, non può considerare solo la sostenibilità ambientale, ma deve considerare anche la tutela del benessere dei suoi abitanti.
Sempre più studi dimostrano una correlazione positiva tra la salubrità degli ambienti interni e benefici quali la produttività, che aumenta con la possibilità di lavorare utilizzando la luce diurna e migliorando, l’apprendimento nelle scuole, grazie a migliori condizioni acustiche, e riduce l’assenteismo, dovuto ad ambienti più salubri.
Ogni componente che permette di creare un ambiente sano ed “a misura d’uomo”, contribuisce a migliorare la qualità della costruzione, e sempre più, è fondamentale integrare le caratteristiche di ogni prodotto per raggiungere un obiettivo comune di edificio sostenibile. Per VENETA CUCINE la salubrità è un elemento fondamentale e non trascurabile. Per questo ritiene importante considerare l’impatto che i propri prodotti avranno negli ambienti in cui saranno installati, scegliendo così le materie prime che non hanno basse emissioni di contaminanti.
I crediti ai quali contribuisce
AREA MATERIALI E RISORSE
MR C2 – Gestione dei rifiuti da costruzione – da 1 a 2 punti
Nei confronti del prodotto in oggetto questo credito valuta il materiale di scarto e gli imballaggi in cantiere durante le fasi di posa e installazione, nella misura in cui questi vengono “deviati” dalla discarica e reintrodotti in un ciclo produttivo.
Le informazioni per il controllo dell’effettivo riciclo saranno:
• Descrizione del materiale deviato dalla discarica
• Luogo di riciclo
• Quantità del materiale riciclato o deviato
• Somma del totale dei rifiuti generati
• Somma totale dei rifiuti deviati
• Percentuale dei rifiuti deviati
Premesso che tali informazioni dovranno essere raccolte e calcolate dall’impresa di costruzione, è importante il ruolo svolto “a monte” da VENETA CUCINE che utilizza un imballo riciclabile. In particolare, VENETA CUCINE potrà fornire al committente le seguenti informazioni, condizione necessaria per il conseguimento del credito MR C2:
• In Fattura e in Bolla il peso netto e lordo del materiale trasportato (si ricava il peso dell’imballo per differenza);
• Tipologia del materiale per l’imballo.
MR C4 – Contenuto di riciclato – da 1 a 2 punti
Questo credito valorizza il riutilizzo di scarti provenienti da processi produttivi o materiali che finito il loro ciclo di vita finirebbero in discarica. Il riferimento per la definizione di contenuto di riciclato è la norma ISO 14021, che specifica:
Contenuto di riciclato Post-Consumo: è la quantità totale per unità di peso che deriva da prodotti precedentemente utilizzati dai consumatori, quali famiglie o spazi commerciali, industriali e istituzionali nel loro ruolo di utilizzatori finali del prodotto, che non può più essere utilizzato per il suo scopo (Esempi: contenitori in acciaio o allumino, bottiglie in plastica o vetro, asfalto dai parcheggi, gesso dalle pareti in cartongesso ecc.).
Contenuto di riciclato Pre-Consumo (Post-Produzione): è la quantità totale per unità di peso che deriva da fonti industriali esterne perché materiale deviato dal flusso dei rifiuti durante il processo di fabbricazione (N.B. non comprende il riciclo dei materiali di scarto effettuato in sito e non comprende i materiali derivati dalla rilavorazione, rigranulazione oppure ritagli generati in un processo e in grado di essere riutilizzati all’interno dello stesso). Alcuni esempi sono: la segatura usata nelle tavole MDF, le scorie degli altiforni utilizzate negli isolanti in lana minerale, la cenere volatile di carbone usata nei mix di calcestruzzo.
Il quantitativo dei singoli componenti è variabile da commessa a commessa, pertanto sarà calcolato l’esatto quantitativo complessivo di percentuale di contenuto di riciclato relativo all’assemblato al momento della formulazione della singola commessa grazie ad un tool appositamente creato.
Per maggiori informazioni contattare l’ufficio tecnico.
AREA QUALITA’ DELL’AMBIENTE INTERNO
QI C4.4 – Materiali Basso Emissivi –. Prodotti in legno composito e fibre vegetali
Il requisito di questo credito richiede che nei compositi di legno non siano utilizzate resine con aggiunta di urea formaldeide. L’attenzione è quindi sulle colle utilizzate per incollare tra loro i pannelli dei diversi strati.
Su richiesta, VENETA CUCINE può realizzare modelli che sono conformi a quanto richiesto dal presente credito grazie ad una preselezione dei propri fornitori.
Sebbene QualityNet ritenga che il prodotto esaminato possa contribuire a una certificazione LEED, si ricorda che, a livello mondiale, unicamente GBCI (Green Building Certification Institute) può attribuire i punteggi ed emettere un certificato LEED. Rammentando che LEED certifica l’edificio e non i materiali, Qualitynet non esprime alcuna garanzia sul conseguimento del punteggio.
Dott.ssa. Iris Visentin LEED AP BD&C
POSSIBILI ULTERIORI SVILUPPI
Altri crediti che potrebbero riguardare il sistema cucina
Oltre ai crediti a cui VENETA CUCINE già può contribuire e che sono stati verificati, di seguito della richiesta di commesse specifiche, di seguito si riporta una sintesi dei crediti che potrebbero essere ulteriormente sviluppati (si riporta il testo originale di finalità e requisito).
LEED V 2009
MR Credit 5: Regional Material
To increase demand for building materials and products that are extracted and manufactured within the region, thereby supporting the use of indigenous resources and reducing the environmental impacts resulting from transportation.
Use building materials or products that have been extracted, harvested or recovered, as well as manufactured, within a specified distance of the project site for a minimum of 10% or 20%, based on cost, of the total materials value. If only a fraction of a product or material is extracted, harvested, or recovered and manufactured locally, then only that percentage (by weight) must contribute to the regional value. The minimum percentage regional materials for each point threshold is as follows:
All building materials or products have been extracted, harvested or recovered, as well as manufactured within a 500 mile (800 kilometer) radius of the project site.
Building materials or products shipped by rail or water have been extracted, harvested or recovered, as well as manufactured within a 500 mile (800 kilometer) total travel distance of the project site using a weighted average determined through the following formula:
(Distance by rail/3) + (Distance by inland waterway/2) + (Distance by sea/15) + (Distance by all other means) ? 500 miles [800 kilometers]
Mechanical, electrical and plumbing components, and specialty items such as elevators and equipment cannot be included in all calculations. Include only materials permanently installed in the project. Furniture may be included if it is included consistently in MR Credit 3: Materials Reuse through MR Credit 7: Certified Wood.
MR Credit 7: Certified Wood
To encourage environmentally responsible forest management.
Use a minimum of 50% (based on cost) of wood-based materials and products that are certified in accordance with the Forest Stewardship Council’s principles and criteria, for wood building components. These components include at a minimum, structural framing and general dimensional framing, flooring, sub-flooring, wood doors and finishes.
Include only materials permanently installed in the project. Wood products purchased for temporary use on the project (e.g., formwork, bracing, scaffolding, sidewalk protection, and guard rails) may be included in the calculation at the project team’s discretion. If any such materials are included, all such materials must be included in the calculation. If such materials are purchased for use on multiple projects, the applicant may include these materials for only one project, at its discretion. Furniture may be included if it is included consistently in MR Credits 3. Materials Reuse, through MR Credit 7: Certified Wood.
IEQ c 4.5: Low Emitting Materials – Systems Furniture and Seating
To reduce the quantity of indoor air contaminants that are odorous, irritating and/or harmful to the comfort and well-being of installers and occupants.
All systems furniture1 and seating2 that was manufactured, refurbished or refinished within 1 year prior3 to occupancy must meet 1 of the options below.
Furniture and seating are Greenguard Indoor Air Quality Certified.
Calculated indoor air concentrations that are less than or equal to those listed in Table 1 for furniture systems and seating determined by a procedure based on ANSI/BIFMA M7.1-2007and ANSI/BIFMA X7.1-2007 testing protocol conducted in an independent third-party air quality testing laboratory.
The requirement in Section 5 of ANSI/BIFMA X7.1-2007 is waived for LEED purposes. Section 5 requires that laboratories used to perform the emissions testing and/or provide analytical results must be independently accredited to ISO/IEC 17025, “General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories.”
|Chemical Contaminant||Emission Limits Systems Furniture||Emission Limits Seating|
|TVOC||0.5 mg/m3||0.25 mg/m3|
|Formaldehyde||50 parts per billion||25 parts per billion|
|Total Aldehydes||100 parts per billion||50 parts per billion|
|4 – Phenylcyclohexene (4-PCH)||0.0065 mg/m3||0.00325 mg/m3|
LEED V 4
MR Credit 2: Building product disclosure and optimization – environmental product declarations
To encourage the use of products and materials for which life-cycle information is available and that have environmentally, economically, and socially preferable life-cycle impacts. To reward project teams for selecting products from manufacturers who have verified improved environmental life-cycle impacts.
Achieve one or more of the options below, for a maximum of 2 points.
OPTION 1. ENVIRONMENTAL PRODUCT DECLARATION (EPD) (1 POINT)
Use at least 20 different permanently installed products sourced from at least five different manufacturers that meet one of the disclosure criteria below.
- Product-specific declaration. Products with a publicly available, critically reviewed life-cycle assessment conforming to ISO 14044 that have at least a cradle to gate scope are valued as one quarter (1/4) of a product for the purposes of credit achievement calculation.
- Environmental Product Declarations which conform to ISO 14025, 14040, 14044, and EN 15804 or ISO 21930 and have at least a cradle to gate scope.
- Industry-wide (generic) EPD — Products with third-party certification (Type III), including external verification, in which the manufacturer is explicitly recognized as a participant by the program operator are valued as one half (1/2) of a product for purposes of credit achievement calculation.
- Product-specific Type III EPD — Products with third-party certification (Type III), including external verification in which the manufacturer is explicitly recognized as the participant by the program operator are valued as one whole product for purposes of credit achievement calculation.
USGBC approved program – Products that comply with other USGBC approved environmental product declaration frameworks.
OPTION 2. MULTI-ATTRIBUTE OPTIMIZATION (1 POINT)
Use products that comply with one of the criteria below for 50%, by cost, of the total value of permanently installed products in the project. Products will be valued as below.
Third party certified products that demonstrate impact reduction below industry average in at least three of the following categories are valued at 100% of their cost for credit achievement calculations.
- global warming potential (greenhouse gases), in CO2e;
- depletion of the stratospheric ozone layer, in kg CFC-11;
- acidification of land and water sources, in moles H+ or kg SO2;
- eutrophication, in kg nitrogen or kg phosphate;
- formation of tropospheric ozone, in kg NOx, kg O3 eq, or kg ethene; and
- depletion of nonrenewable energy resources, in MJ.
USGBC approved program — Products that comply with other USGBC approved multi-attribute frameworks.
For credit achievement calculation, products sourced (extracted, manufactured, purchased) within 100 miles (160 km) of the project site are valued at 200% of their base contributing cost.
Structure and enclosure materials may not constitute more than 30% of the value of compliant building products.
MR Credit 3: Building product disclosure and optimization – sourcing of raw materials
To encourage the use of products and materials for which life cycle information is available and that have environmentally, economically, and socially preferable life cycle impacts. To reward project teams for selecting products verified to have been extracted or sourced in a responsible manner.
OPTION 1. RAW MATERIAL SOURCE AND EXTRACTION REPORTING (1 POINT)
Use at least 20 different permanently installed products from at least five different manufacturers that have publicly released a report from their raw material suppliers which include raw material supplier extraction locations, a commitment to long-term ecologically responsible land use, a commitment to reducing environmental harms from extraction and/or manufacturing processes, and a commitment to meeting applicable standards or programs voluntarily that address responsible sourcing criteria.
Products sourced from manufacturers with self-declared reports are valued as one half (1/2) of a product for credit achievement.
Third-party verified corporate sustainability reports (CSR) which include environmental impacts of extraction operations and activities associated with the manufacturer’s product and the product’s supply chain, are valued as one whole product for credit achievement calculation. Acceptable CSR frameworks include the following:
- Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Sustainability Report
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises
- U.N. Global Compact: Communication of Progress
- ISO 26000: 2010 Guidance on Social Responsibility
- USGBC approved program: Other USGBC approved programs meeting the CSR criteria.
OPTION 2. LEADERSHIP EXTRACTION PRACTICES (1 POINT)
Use products that meet at least one of the responsible extraction criteria below for at least 25%, by cost, of the total value of permanently installed building products in the project.
Extended producer responsibility. Products purchased from a manufacturer (producer) that participates in an extended producer responsibility program or is directly responsible for extended producer responsibility. Products meeting extended producer responsibility criteria are valued at 50% of their cost for the purposes of credit achievement calculation.
Bio-based materials. Bio-based products must meet the Sustainable Agriculture Network’s Sustainable Agriculture Standard. Bio-based raw materials must be tested using ASTM Test Method D6866 and be legally harvested, as defined by the exporting and receiving country. Exclude hide products, such as leather and other animal skin material. Products meeting bio-based materials criteria are valued at 100% of their cost for the purposes of credit achievement calculation.
Wood products. Wood products must be certified by the Forest Stewardship Council or USGBC-approved equivalent. Products meeting wood products criteria are valued at 100% of their cost for the purposes of credit achievement calculation.
Materials reuse. Reuse includes salvaged, refurbished, or reused products. Products meeting materials reuse criteria are valued at 100% of their cost for the purposes of credit achievement calculation.
Recycled content. Recycled content is the sum of postconsumer recycled content plus one-half the preconsumer recycled content, based on cost. Products meeting recycled content criteria are valued at 100% of their cost for the purposes of credit achievement calculation.
USGBC approved program. Other USGBC approved programs meeting leadership extraction criteria.
For credit achievement calculation, products sourced (extracted, manufactured, and purchased) within 100 miles (160 km) of the project site are valued at 200% of their base contributing cost. For credit achievement calculation, the base contributing cost of individual products compliant with multiple responsible extraction criteria is not permitted to exceed 100% its total actual cost (before regional multipliers) and double counting of single product components compliant with multiple responsible extraction criteria is not permitted and in no case is a product permitted to contribute more than 200% of its total actual cost.
Structure and enclosure materials may not constitute more than 30% of the value of compliant building products.
MR Credit 4: Building product disclosure and optimization – material ingredients
To encourage the use of products and materials for which life-cycle information is available and that have environmentally, economically, and socially preferable life-cycle impacts. To reward project teams for selecting products for which the chemical ingredients in the product are inventoried using an accepted methodology and for selecting products verified to minimize the use and generation of harmful substances. To reward raw material manufacturers who produce products verified to have improved life-cycle impacts.
OPTION 1. MATERIAL INGREDIENT REPORTING (1 POINT)
Use at least 20 different permanently installed products from at least five different manufacturers that use any of the following programs to demonstrate the chemical inventory of the product to at least 0.1% (1000ppm).
- Manufacturer Inventory. The manufacturer has published complete content inventory for the product following these guidelines:
- A publicly available inventory of all ingredients identified by name and Chemical Abstract Service Registration Number (CASRN)
- Materials defined as trade secret or intellectual property may withhold the name and/or CASRN but must disclose role, amount and GreenScreen benchmark, as defined in GreenScreen v1.2.
- Health Product Declaration. The end use product has a published, complete Health Product Declaration with full disclosure of known hazards in compliance with the Health Product Declaration open Standard.
- Cradle to Cradle. The end use product has been certified at the Cradle to Cradle v2 Basic level or Cradle to Cradle v3 Bronze level.
- USGBC approved program. Other USGBC approved programs meeting the material ingredient reporting criteria.
OPTION 2. MATERIAL INGREDIENT OPTIMIZATION (1 POINT)
Use products that document their material ingredient optimization using the paths below for at least 25%, by cost, of the total value of permanently installed products in the project.
- GreenScreen v1.2 Benchmark. Products that have fully inventoried chemical ingredients to 100 ppm that have no Benchmark 1 hazards:
- If any ingredients are assessed with the GreenScreen List Translator, value these products at 100% of cost.
- If all ingredients are have undergone a full GreenScreen Assessment, value these products at 150% of cost.
- Cradle to Cradle Certified. End use products are certified Cradle to Cradle. Products will be valued as follows:
- Cradle to Cradle v2 Gold: 100% of cost
- Cradle to Cradle v2 Platinum: 150% of cost
- Cradle to Cradle v3 Silver: 100% of cost
- Cradle to Cradle v3 Gold or Platinum: 150% of cost
- International Alternative Compliance Path – REACH Optimization. End use products and materials that do not contain substances that meet REACH criteria for substances of very high concern. If the product contains no ingredients listed on the REACH Authorization or Candidate list, value at 100% of cost.
- USGBC approved program. Products that comply with USGBC approved building product optimization criteria.
OPTION 3. PRODUCT MANUFACTURER SUPPLY CHAIN OPTIMIZATION (1 POINT)
Use building products for at least 25%, by cost, of the total value of permanently installed products in the project that:
- Are sourced from product manufacturers who engage in validated and robust safety, health, hazard, and risk programs which at a minimum document at least 99% (by weight) of the ingredients used to make the building product or building material, and
- Are sourced from product manufacturers with independent third party verification of their supply chain that at a minimum verifies:
- Processes are in place to communicate and transparently prioritize chemical ingredients along the supply chain according to available hazard, exposure and use information to identify those that require more detailed evaluation
- Processes are in place to identify, document, and communicate information on health, safety and environmental characteristics of chemical ingredients
- Processes are in place to implement measures to manage the health, safety and environmental hazard and risk of chemical ingredients
- Processes are in place to optimize health, safety and environmental impacts when designing and improving chemical ingredients
- Processes are in place to communicate, receive and evaluate chemical ingredient safety and stewardship information along the supply chain
- Safety and stewardship information about the chemical ingredients is publicly available from all points along the supply chain
- Products meeting Option 3 criteria are valued at 100% of their cost for the purposes of credit achievement calculation.
For credit achievement calculation of options 2 and 3, products sourced (extracted, manufactured, purchased) within 100 miles (160 km) of the project site are valued at 200% of their base contributing cost. For credit achievement calculation, the value of individual products compliant with either option 2 or 3 can be combined to reach the 25% threshold but products compliant with both option 2 and 3 may only be counted once.
Structure and enclosure materials may not constitute more than 30% of the value of compliant building products.
EQ Credit 2: Low-emitting materials
To reduce concentrations of chemical contaminants that can damage air quality, human health, productivity, and the environment.
This credit includes requirements for product manufacturing as well as project teams. It covers volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions into indoor air and the VOC content of materials, as well as the testing methods by which indoor VOC emissions are determined. Different materials must meet different requirements to be considered compliant for this credit. The building interior and exterior are organized in seven categories, each with different thresholds of compliance. The building interior is defined as everything within the waterproofing membrane. The building exterior is defined as everything outside and inclusive of the primary and secondary weatherproofing system, such as waterproofing membranes and air- and water-resistive barrier materials.
[NOTA: consultare il testo integrale del credito per verificare i test e I limiti di emission per tipologia di prodotto]