Sustainability has many different aspects (energy, resources, reduced CO2, social well-being, comfort and health, economic development, for instance) which all should be considered, established and assessed in the context of a building.
However, products like insulation materials make a special contribution as they can transform our buildings into climate and energy savers while contributing to sustainable overall economic, social and environmental development.
The results of product related environmental impact assessments are indicated by these labels.
Type I: Eco-label
Type II: Self-declared enviromental claims
Type III: Enviromental label
These are voluntary and can be operated by public or private, national, regional or international agencies. ‘Third part’ establishes only one product environmental criterion and verifies if the product fulfils it.
Made by manufacturers themselves. The evaluation methodology should be clear, scientifically transparent and documented. Normally self declarations are described by a logo and explanatory text on the packaging.
Quantified environmental life cycle product information provided by a supplier based on independent verification.
URSA fully supports Life Cycle Assessment as the best way to make a scientific evaluation of the environmental impact of products and processes.