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BREEAM

Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) is a tool used to assess the environmental impact of buildings in the construction industry.

Altro products contribute to BREEAM credits in the following ways:

Compliance of Altro flooring and wall sheet products to BREEAM 2018

Altro flooring, wall sheet and adhesives are compliant to the requirements of the following sections of BREEAM 2018:


Emission criteria by product type - 1 credit BREEAM 2018 Table 5.11

Emission limit* Testing requirement Additional requirements
Formaldehyde Total volatile organic compounds (TVOC) Category 1A and 1B carcinogens
Flooring materials (including flooring levelling compounds and resin flooring)
≤0.06
mg/m3
≤ 1.0 mg/m3> ≤ 0.001 mg/m3> ISO 10580/ ISO 16000-9 / ISO 16516 N/A
Ceiling, wall, acoustic and thermal insulation materials
≤ 0.06 mg/m3 ≤ 1.0 mg/m3 ≤ 0.001 mg/m3 ISO 16000-9 / EN 16516 / CDPH Standard Method v1.1 N/A

 

Emission criteria by product type - 1 credit Exemplary Level BREEAM 2018 Table 5.12

Emission limit* Testing requirement Additional requirements
Formaldehyde Total volatile organic compounds (TVOC) Total semi-volatile organic compounds (TSVOC) Category 1A and 1B carcinogens
Flooring materials (including flooring levelling compounds and resin flooring)
≤0.1 mg/m3 ≤ 0.3 mg/m3> ≤ 0.1 mg/m3> ≤ 0.001 mg/m3> ISO 10580/ ISO 16000-9 / ISO 16516 / CDPH Standard Method v1.1 N/A
Ceiling, wall, acoustic and thermal insulation materials
≤ 0.01 mg/m3 ≤ 0.3 mg/m3 ≤ 0.1 mg/m3 ≤ 0.001 mg/m3 ISO 10580/ ISO 16000-9 / ISO 16516 / CDPH Standard Method v1.1 N/A

Compliance of Altro safety flooring, smooth flooring and modular flooring (LVT)

All Altro safety flooring, smooth flooring and modular flooring (LVT) comply with the requirements of HEA 02 under BREEAM 2018.

For compliance to these BREEAM credits, floor coverings should satisfy the limits for formaldehyde, TVOC and category 1A and 1B carcinogens. For exemplary level credits they should also satisfy the limits for TSVOC.

Compliance is as follows

  1. Formaldehyde - formaldehyde is not used in the manufacture of raw PVC, compounding of dry blend or production sheets. Formaldehyde ≤ 0.01 mg/m3
  2. TVOC - Tested in accordance with ISO 16000-9. TVOC ≤ 0.3 mg/m3
  3. TSVOC - Tested in accordance with ISO 16000-9. TVOC ≤ 0.1 mg/m3
  4. Category 1A and 1B carcinogens - no category 1A and 1B carcinogens are presents in Altro floor coverings

Compliance of Altro Whiterock and Altro Fortis Titanium wall sheet

All Altro Whiterock and Altro Fortis Titanium wall sheet products comply with the requirements of HEA 02 under BREEAM 2018.

For compliance to these BREEAM credits, wall coverings should satisfy the limits for formaldehyde, TVOC and category 1A ad 1B carcinogens. For exemplary level credits they should also satisfy the limits for TSVOC.

Altro Whiterock and Altro Fortis Titanium products are rigid un-plasticised PVC sheets and both comply with the requirements of these standards as detailed below.

Compliance is as follows:

  1. Formaldehyde - formaldehyde is not used in the manufacture of raw PVC, compounding of dry blend or production sheets. Formaldehyde ≤ 0.01 mg/m3
  2. TVOC - Tested in accordance with ISO 16000-9. TVOC ≤ 0.3 mg/m3
  3. TSVOC - Tested in accordance with ISO 16000-9. TVOC ≤ 0.1 mg/m3
  4. Category 1A and 1B carcinogens - no category 1A and 1B carcinogens are present in Altro wall sheet