A+ Monocouche Renders with One-Coat Technology
22 07 2013
Saint-Gobain Weber is the first producer of monocouche render to be awarded an A+ Green Guide rating as defined in the BRE Global 2008 Green Guide to Specification for weberpral M and weberpral D.
The Green Guide is an accredited environmental profile rating system for products and building elements. By auditing materials and components on their usage, environmental performance and impact, specifiers and designers can consider comparable systems and make selections that will collectively reduce the environmental impact of their buildings. This will help to meet mandatory requirements whilst achieving more materials credits in a Code for Sustainable Homes assessment.
These profile ratings assess the performance of materials over their entire life based on Life Cycle Assessments (LCA), measuring the material from extraction and harvesting, process manufacturing, construction and maintenance methods, to eventual disposal. Information on key issues related to environmental sustainability also contribute to the Ecopoints assessment – lower Ecopoints equals less environmental impact.
James Mead, Head of Product Management, Saint-Gobain Weber, comments: “The achievement of an A+ rating marks an important development both in terms of the monocouche product range and as part of our sustainability credentials. The assessment undertaken by the BBA was very detailed and has enabled a deeper understanding of our processes, including highlighting areas for further environmental improvement.”
Both weberpral M and weberpral D provide the multiple benefits of the through-coloured, One-Coat Technology which is being recognised for its contribution to minimising programme works. By decreasing the drying time associated with a traditional two-coat system by as much as 50%, on-site labour and the cost of other equipment is greatly reduced.