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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.
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