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A company in the vanguard has to think Green and act responsibly to minimize its environmental impact, making sustainable products and helping the consumer make informed purchasing choices.
Marca Corona is committed to taking concrete steps to improve the sustainability of its production processes, investing in technological innovation and focusing on energy saving and recycling.
and use of Fao ISPM 15 pallets (conforming to IPCC standards on safeguarding the forests of the importing countries from the menace of parasites coming from the exporter countries).
and waste water of other ceramics companies used.
recovered by delivering them to outside companies, where they are used above all for road foundations.
recovered and reused in other bodies to reduce the consumption of raw materials.
Constant reduction of atmospheric emissions, which are already significantly below the parameters set by Italian law.
Reusing heat energy produced to create new productive cycles and heat working environments, thereby reducing the need for fossil fuels and emissions of green house gases. Over a year, 18% of the heat is recovered that is using during firing. This is the equivalent of 1,150 TEP, or 2,800 tonnes of CO2, the equivalent of the annual traffic of 1700 cars!
Marca Corona is an ordinary member of the U.S. Green Building Council, an American organization that promotes the sustainable design, construction and management of buildings, setting building parameters that are recognized in over 50 countries worldwide. USGBC is particularly famous for developing in 1998 the LEED (Leadership In Energy and Environmental Design) certification system, which has now reached LEED V4, the most important method for assessing a building’s environmental sustainability. The total score of a building depends on how many LEED V4 credits it obtains in the various sustainability areas. The most important criteria for obtaining the points are the reduction of the “heat island” effect, the recycled material content of the products used, the level of emissions of volatile organic compounds and the environmental certification of the chosen building materials used.
For further information on the evaluation parameters download the detailed table
The LEED logo indicates the presence of recycled material inside a product and usually also indicates specifically the percentage of the components that are environmentally friendly.
Many Marca Corona products are made of recycled raw materials, so they can display this marking and contribute to obtaining LEED V4 credits.
This environmental product certification ensures that a material conforms to the strictest standards governing emissions inside buildings of volatile organic compounds (VOC).
GreenGuard started in the United States and is now recognized by many international sustainable building programmes.
The complete list of certified building materials and Marca Corona certified products is available on UL Environment Website
Marca Corona products are issued with a PEF (Product Environmental Footprint). This document defines a product’s environmental footprint over its entire lifetime, from quarrying of the raw material to disposal, “from cradle to grave”.
This is measured by a joint analysis of different environmental impact parameters and enables further LEED V4 points to be obtained.
Marca Corona also boasts the HPD (Health Product Declaration). This states the healthiness of the finished product in terms of the composition of the building material and the effect on the health of those who come into contact with it during all the phases of the architectural project.
The main assessment criteria are the content of the recycled material and the absence of volatile organic compounds (VOC). HPD also contributes to obtaining LEED V4 credits.
Marca Corona has adopted EPD (Environmental Product Declaration), the voluntary declaration that defines the environmental impact of manufacturing in terms of waste production, emissions into the atmosphere and groundwater, consumption of energy and raw materials.
This certificate is based on a product life cycle assessment and is issued by an independent body that enables LEED V4 credits to be obtained. Since 2016, Marca Corona has boasted the EPD issued by the ceramics companies that are members of Confindustria Ceramica. It will also be awarded the brand EPD in the near future, which is awarded only to Marca Corona products.