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Term

Explanation

Measurement
Eco-Technology

Company has an Ecological Policy, Strategies and Technology in place

Yes/ No. Refer to Companies Ecological Technology and Strategies
VOC

Volatile Organic Compound. They have a high vapour pressure at room temperature and may be dangerous to human and environmental health.

% by weight where applicable
Recycled Content

Percentage of Materials Recycled

% by weight where applicable
Regional Material

Materials are sourced locally in order to reduce energy used in transportation

% by weight where applicable
Recycled Packaging

Packing uses recycled materials and/or allows for materials to be recycled post use.

 
Waste Management

Production minimises waste, and/or recycles waste products. Including water, pre-consumer and post-consumer materials

 
Heat Island Effect

A temperature phenomenon where materials and environment cause localised temperature variation through heat absorption, retention and release.

Solar Reflective Index (SRI)
Energy Performance   Watts per Metre Kelvin (W/mK)


GreenStar is the primary tool for identification and rating of sustainable built environments. Green star initiatives include:

  • Green Star – Performance PILOT
  • Green Star – Public Building v1
  • Green Star – Interiors PILOT
  • Green Star Technical Manual View
  • Green Star – Communities PILOT
  • Green Star Custom Rating Tool Development Service

As our products are primarily sourced from Europe they do not have a specific Greenstar certification however they can contribute to ratings.



EU Ecolabel The EU Ecolabel helps you identify products and services that have a reduced environmental impact throughout their life cycle, from the extraction of raw material through to production, use and disposal. Recognised throughout Europe, EU Ecolabel is a voluntary label promoting environmental excellence which can be trusted.


LEED Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, United States Building Council
The LEED rating and certification systems are internationally accepted and recognised which recognises sustainable building strategies and practices.

A third-party verification system, LEED is a points system, the higher the points the more sustainable a building is.

Urban Edge strive to be affiliated with Sustainable Companies and supply the most Eco-Friendly products available.
As a part of the environment we see it our responsibility to respect the human and natural landscape.

Initiatives include:


Sustainable practices within Urban Edge Ceramics
- Professional and personal development and support
- Supporting local enterprises

Minimising Waste & Recycling
- Electronic recording and business management
- Minimising paper wastage through PDF brochures
- Recycling all paper and cardboard
- Recycling of broken tiles

Choice of Sustainable Ceramics Companies
- Including but not limited to: Mutina, Rex, Florim, Refin, Viva, Marazzi, Fioranese, Renaza, Mariner and Local Sustainable Enterprises.

Transport
- We employ the use of sustainable transport methods and companies where possible and support sustainable local enterprises.
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Mutina

Mutina supports the production of socially and environment through many of its products


Initiatives include:

- Reuse and recycling of pre and post-consumer waste materials

- Waste management systems employed

- Use of recycled packaging materials which are fully recyclable

- Continual research and development of sustainable techniques

Phenomenon

Phenomenon

Dechirer

Dechirer

Dechirer-LaSuite

Dechirer-LaSuite

Azulej

Azulej

Tierras - Industrial

Tierras - Industrial

Tierras - Artisinal

Tierras - Artisanal

Pico

Pico

Flow

Flow

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Rex

Rex has a regime of eco-sustainability, attempting to satisfy the needs of customers and to create value for shareholders, employees and the territory, in the understanding of the importance of observing the ethical principles and rules of conduct expressed in the code of ethics. Rex aims to be at the cutting edge of technical and aesthetic innovation in ceramics, by studying the materials and production methods that will enable us to always be a reference point for customers, designers and competitors.

Initiatives include:
- Continuously improve the environmental performance of products and processes
- Researching, developing and using the most sustainable technologies
- Continuously aiming and achieving reduction of CO2 emissions
- Recycling and reuse of waste 140.41% (own and others through pre and post consumer recycling and reusing)
- Recycled water percentage 100%
- Self generated energy/use 68%
- Multi-million dollar investments for environmental management
- Using recycled packaging
- Initiatives to encourage recycling, sustainable productions and practices with others
- 41% use of electrical vehicles supported sustainably
- Corporate Social Responsibility activity to support families
- Training projects for personal and professional development to employers

Rex was the first in it's sector to attain of ISO 50001

La Roche

La Roche

Link

Link

Horn

Horn

Unique

Unique

FloorTech

FloorTech

Matouche

Matouche

I Marmi di Rex

I Marmi di Rex

I Bianchi di Rex

I Bianchi di Rex

Gold

Gold

Terra

Terra

Vision

Vision

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Refin

"In the Environment for the Environment"

The constant search into the new opportunities technology creates, gives us the chance to make industrial production more compatible with the environment that surrounds us: this is our Green philosophy. Every day, Refin strives towards the development of products which have a low environmental impact, able to create efficient sustainable building projects.

Initiatives include:

- A waste management system – reusing and recycling of waste generated in production
- Using pre and post consumer recycled material
- Low emitting materials Negligible VOC<

In 2009 Refin was awarded the “Premioall’InnovazioneAmicadell’Ambiente”sponsored by Legambiente.

Selection

Selection

Industry

Industry

Graffiti

Graffiti

Artwork

Artwork

District Garage

District Garage

District Track

District Track

Teatro

Teatro

Barrique

Barrique

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Design Tale Studio

"In the Environment for the Environment"

The constant search into the new opportunities technology creates, gives us the chance to make industrial production more compatible with the environment that surrounds us: this is our Green philosophy. Every day, Design Tale Studio strives towards the development of products which have a low environmental impact, able to create efficient sustainable building projects.

Initiatives include:

- A waste management system – reusing and recycling of waste generated in production
- Using pre and post consumer recycled material
- Low emitting materials Negligible VOC<

In 2009 Design Tale Studio was awarded the “Premioall’InnovazioneAmicadell’Ambiente”sponsored by Legambiente.

Beside

Beside

Terraviva

Terraviva

Frame

Frame

Filo

Filo

Fossil

Fossil

Pareti d'Autore

Pareti d'Autore

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Saloni

Sustainability and avant-gardism. These are the two key issues that Saloni bears in mind in the development of new products. Saloni has set its sights on researching, designing, developing, manufacturing and promoting new ranges of tiles where priority is given to CSR practices, based on an environmental and social commitment.

Initiatives include:
- Building system which are sustainable and support comfort and quality
- Continual reduction of energy usage
- Minimal pollutants in production and products
- Minimal waste and easy waste management
- Business Plan for the Minimization of Containers and Container waste

Saloni has a Self-Declared Environmental Claim validated by Institute for Ceramic Technology and verified by Bureau Veritas and meeting requirements of UNE-EN ISO14021
and Integrated Environmental Authorization by virtue of Act 16/2000



Arquitect

Arquitect

Earth

Earth

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Fioranese


Research and the application of innovative tools and technological processes is the expression of the business strategy implemented by Ceramica Fioranese based on the principles of social responsibility and environmental sustainability.


Safeguarding and respecting the environment are among the values we are best known for.

Right from its origins, the Fioranese spirit has developed and evolved, allowing us today to create eco-compatible ceramic tiles that remain beautiful and practical over time, and are also respectful of the environment we live in, aware as we are of the need to help prevent waste and environmental damage with a view to sustainable development.


Initiatives include:

- Research and supporting developments in minimising energy usage

- Production optimisation and waste reduction

- Minimising pollution


Fioranese is a member of U.S Green Building Council, all porcelain stoneware is produced in our Italian factories, and has ISO 14001:2004 and EMAS (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme) certification, the most selective environmental certification regarding processes at European level. For a guarantee of Italian-made quality.

Metalbax

Metalbax

Legno Cemento

Legno Cemento

Sweet Revolution

Sweet Revolution

Urban Avenue

Urban Avenue

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Viva


For Viva environmental protection is a top priority, Viva has been a leading group with the aim and pursued implementation of low impact production processes.

Initiatives include:

- Complete wastewater recycling with closed water cycle

- 100% recycling of processing waste and sludge

- 100% own renewable energy production through cogeneration plant with excess returned to grid

- Life cycle assessments through LCA

- Fully recyclable packaging materials

Member of Green Building Council Italia and U.S Green Building Council

Number 21

Number 21

Casaforma

Casaforma

Statale 9

Statale 9

Statale 9 Legeni

Statale 9 Legeni

Volte99

Volte99

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Target


Initiatives include:
- Building and producing in eco-friendly buildings
- 100% waste reuse and recycling
- Waste management
- Elimination of harmful emissions
- Computer management for precision
- Regional raw material sourcing through environment
- Continual research and development of sustainable techniques

Certified EMAS and ISO 14001


Damask

Damask

Siena

Siena

Tractus

Tractus

Urban Spirit

Urban Spirit

BonTon

BonTon

Liquid Art

Liquid Art

Mixed

Mixed

Vibration

Vibration

Cotto

Cotto

Brush

Brush

Blur

Blur

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Gigacer


Respect for the environment + safety in the factory and on site. Gigacer is committed to the safety of its workers and the environment and this can be seen in the choices it makes: its packaging uses less cardboard and no adhesives, emissions are a lot lower than those currently allowed by law, attention to the working environment is high and the slabs are bevelled and packed horizontally on pallets to ensure safety.

Initiatives include:
- Insuring the safety and comfort of staff through healthy, ergonomic buildings and highly computerised production line
- Data collection revealing no physical or acoustic disturbance to surrounding area
- Minimal and recyclable packaging used (10%> of traditional packaging)

Gigacer is situated in and supports San Rocco "2008 Mediterranean eco-district" and meets and had relevant environmental certifications including ISO14001:2004 + ISO 9001

 

Krea

Krea

Concrete

Concrete

Up

Up

Made

Made

Stone

Stone

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Fondovalle


Ceramica Fondovalle sees this vision of the future as synonymous with social commitment and responsibility where technological innovation and development are indissolubly linked with respect for the environment and the ecosystem.

This is why the company introduced concrete initiatives in its production processes as far back as 2002, through projects promoting sustainable production, reduction of polluting emissions and recovery of wastes from the production process, all kept under control with annual inspections by the European Union's LIFE environmental program.


Initiatives include:

- Continual optimisation of its productive processes to minimising energy usage and maximising efficiency of production plant

- Investment and confidence in country's people, ideas and history supporting local research, development, technology, design, control and safety. Evidence in "Made in Italy"

- Continual reduction and trendsetting of polluting emissions

- Production waste recovery and reuse

Fondovalle is a member of the European Union's LIFE environmental program.

 

Artist Studio

Artist Studio

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Apavisa


Apavisa porcelanico is an integrated company concerned for the environment, which is why we have compromised in respecting it from the beginning. As a result we have developed all the necessary techniques to make certain that none of the elements used during the production process are pollutant.

For all elements used in production which have no ecological substitute we have a system to canalise the remaining waste in all our installations and we submit it to a cleaning and recycling process for reuse in a future production process.


Initiatives include:

- Under floor heating and cooling system for 20-25% and 47% energy reductions respectively.
- Minimising and regulating noise pollution 15-20% with acoustic soundproofing
- Production waste recovery and reuse
- Continual research and development of sustainable techniques

 

Metal 2.0

Metal 2.0

Hydraulic

Hydraulic

Terrazzo

Terrazzo

Regeneration

Regeneration

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Renaza


A small Australian company, the Wooden tiles are all produced locally.

Initiatives include:

- 100% recycled hardwood materials
- Reduction in energy for transport through local production

Products

Company with
Eco Technology

Indoor Air
QualityRecycled
ContentRegional
Material


 

Rustico

Rustico

Sylvia

Sylvia

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Marazzi


Quality at Marazzi means quality of product, process and environmental sustainability, priorities that have enabled the firm to certify its systems and products. For Marazzi, loving ceramics has always meant respecting the environment, in the sense of the human and natural landscape.

Initiatives include:
- Closed cycle process
- System for the collection and reuse of reject output
- Collection and reuse of raw materials it contains and generated heat generated in a number of phases
- Limiting consumption of natural resources and environmental impact
- Restoration of quarries' landscape and vegetation in line with environmental directives
- Controlled waste management
- Optimisation of energy consumption
- Recycling of industrial wastewater
- Occupational Health and Safety levels for staff
- Educational and personal growth staff initiatives

Marrazi is a member of Green Building Council Italia, obtained Eco label European Union environmental quality mark in 2004, and awarded ISO 9001 (1994) and ISO 14001.

 

Triennale

Triennale

Soho

Soho

ConCreta

ConCreta

Evolution Stone

Evolution Stone

Monolith

Monolith

Treverk

Treverk

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