Environmentally Preferable Flooring 2012 Environmental Assessments2627The Code for Sustainable HomesThe Code for Sustainable Homes (CSH) is an environmental assessment method for rating and certifying the performance of new homes using BRE Global's EcoHomes scheme. Government owned, it is a national scheme devised to encourage and improve sustainable home building. It is required when CSH level 3 has to be met via:. All new housing funded by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA). All new housing promoted or supported by the Welsh Assembly Government or their sponsored bodies. All new self-contained social housing in Northern IrelandSome local authorities also require CSH standards to be met as a condition of planning approval.The CSH covers nine categories of sustainability within the project's design:. Energy and CO2 emissions (M). Water (M). Materials (M). Surface Water Run-off (M). Waste (M). Pollution. Health and Wellbeing (M). Management. EcologyThe 'M' denotes that these categories are mandatory, whilst the others are flexible. Zero to six can be achieved depending on the mandatory standards and proportion of flexible standards achieved.Polyflor flooring will contribute towards a positive outcome on the CSH assessment with some of the relevant, mandatory categories. This could include information on VOC emissions or the Recofloor recycling scheme, for instance.BRE GlobalNational Scheme Operators (NSOs) develop and own country specific local schemes but are affiliated to BREEAM. BRE Global is the national scheme operator for the UK and broader international and European schemes (BREEAM), the Dutch Green Building Council is the national Scheme Operator for the Netherlands (BREEAM NL), the Instituto Technológico de Galicia is the NSO for Spain (BREEAM ES) and the Norwegian Green Building Council is the NSO for Norway (BREEAM NOR). All of the schemes comply with the requirements established by the Code for a Sustainable Built Environment.
2829SAFETY Certificate Health Education Retail Industrial Shed Office Domestic Polysafe Astral PUR ENP336 A+ A+ A+ A A BPolysafe Mosaic PUR ENP336 A+ A+ A+ A+ A APolysafe Corona PUR ENP336 A+ A+ A+ A A BPolysafe Hydro ENP336 A+ A+ A+ A A BPolysafe Standard PUR ENP336 A+ A+ A+ A+ A APolysafe Strata ENP336 A+ A+ A+ A+ A APolysafe Ultima ENP336 A+ A+ A+ A B BPolysafe Vogue Ultra PUR ENP336 A+ A+ A+ A+ A APolysafe Wood fx PUR ENP415 A+ A+ A+ A+ A APolysafe Wood fx Acoustix PUR ENP415 A+ A+ A+ A+ A A HOMOGENEOUS Certificate Health Education Retail Industrial Shed Office DomesticPearlazzo PUR ENP336 A+ A+ A+ A+ A A2000 PUR ENP336 A+ A+ A+ A+ A AClassic Mystique PUR ENP336 A+ A+ A+ A+ A AMystique PUR ENP336 A+ A+ A+ A+ A APrestige PUR ENP336 A+ A+ A+ A+ A AStandard XL ENP336 A+ A+ A+ A+ A AXL PU ENP336 A+ A+ A+ A+ A AHETEROGENEOUS Certificate Health Education Retail Industrial Shed Office DomesticForest fx PUR ENP415 A+ A+ A+ A+ A AMineral fx PUR ENP415 A+ A+ A+ A+ A AAcoustix Forest fx PUR ENP415 A+ A+ A+ A+ A AAcoustix Gallery fx PUR ENP415 A+ A+ A+ A+ A ALVT Certificate Health Education Retail Industrial Shed Office DomesticExpona Design PU ENP429 A+ A+ A+ A B BKudos PU ENP429 A+ A+ A+ A+ A BBevel LinePU ENP429 A+ A+ A+ A A ACamaro PU ENP429 * * A+ * A AColonia Homeline ENP429 * * * * * A * Product not suitable for use area and has therefore not been rated for the particular use areaIndependent, third-party certification is always important as its impartiality reassures customers that our products will perform as expected. This is why Polyflor has had the majority of its product ranges individually assessed and rated by BRE Global. Each product which is certificated by BRE Global has undergone an LCA - a 'cradle to grave' assessment - therefore looking at its environmental performance throughout every stage of its life. Generic ratings are a good guidance, but are based on European production averages, whereas individual certification ensures accuracy of LCA data specific to the product and manufacturer.Polyflor's safety, homogeneous, heterogeneous and LVT ranges have been individually assessed by BRE Global to measure their environmental impact. The new rating scheme is based on A+ to E rankings, with A+ being the most desirable rating, having achieved the best ecopoints. A better rating helps to maximise a building's BREEAM score, which is achievable through our 25 A+ ratings. The BRE Global rating scheme is categorised by end use areas, as the environmental impact in each can vary. The reason for this is that various products will be available in the different sectors, which are subject to a pre-determined spread of ratings across the categories A+ to E. Therefore more options may be available within the domestic sector, for example. Overall, Polyflor's certified ratings are impressive, particularly in the key areas of health and education, where BREEAM ratings are linked to government funding. For more information on our certification ENP336, ENP415 and ENP429, visit www.greenbooklive.com and enter 'Polyflor' into the search box.BRE Global Certification - certification for customer confidenceBRE