Buildings and their construction account for nearly 40% of carbon emissions today. As a carbon neutral building materials manufacturer, it is our goal to produce sustainable building materials and reduce the impact buildings have on our environment.
An important factor in building health and sustainability in the construction industry is the use of environmentally-friendly building practices. These building practices are designed to reduce the environmental impact of a construction project by using materials and processes that are more energy efficient, reduce waste, and are ultimately less polluting. Environmentally-friendly building practices can also help reduce the amount of energy used during the construction process, as well as reduce the amount of harmful emissions released into the atmosphere.
Finally, building health and sustainability in the construction industry is also aided by the use of renewable energy sources. Renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, and geothermal can provide clean and renewable energy for construction projects. This can reduce the amount of energy used during the manufacturing and construction process, as well as reduce the amount of emissions released into the atmosphere and reduce the industry‘s overall environmental footprint.
By using sustainable building materials, green building practices, and renewable energy sources, the construction industry can help create a healthier and more sustainable future for all. These practices can reduce the environmental impact of construction projects, reduce energy and the amount of harmful emissions released into the atmosphere or leached into the environment. In doing so, the construction industry can help create a healthier and more sustainable world today and for future generations.
Advanced Architectural Products (A2P) has adopted a net zero and carbon neutral manufacturing model for our GreenGirt Composite Metal Hybrid (CMH) products with the goal of creating healthy and energy efficient buildings. A2P is committed to creating a better tomorrow and protecting our environment by reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. GreenGirt CMH has received a Declare Label, Environmental Product Declaration (EPD), is Red List-free, and contributes to LEED certification.
The Declare Label and the Red List is a voluntary system providing a comprehensive and transparent listing of all ingredients and their sources for all products used in buildings, providing a way for architects and builders to make informed decisions about the materials use on their projects. The Declare Label and the Red List ensures they are using materials that are safe, healthy, and environmentally responsible.
An Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) is an independently verified and registered document that communicates transparent and comparable information about the product’s environmental product across its entire life cycle, from raw material extraction to the final product. It is an internationally accepted way to quantify and report the environmental performance of products, materials, and buildings.
Net zero and carbon neutral materials are produced in ways that minimize their environmental impact and do not release any more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than what is absorbed by the materials themselves. This helps to reduce the overall carbon footprint of the building and its construction. Additionally, these materials are often more durable and require less maintenance over time, helping to save energy and materials costs.