On Sustainable Solutions
Our teams in charge of developing and monitoring product performance during their period of use must meet the needs of construction professionals while facing related environmental, social and economic challenges. To achieve this, they are encouraged to create and diversify sustainable solutions in order to develop sustainable buildings.
Sustainable solutions mean increasing the following
- The useful life of buildings;
- The overall performance of buildings;
- The building resilience;
- The health and comfort of the occupants;
- The expertise on building science.
Sustainable Solutions Guide
To better pinpoint the contribution of our products in relation to environmental protection issues, the fight against climate change, and improvement of human health and well-being, we have created our very first guide to sustainable solutions. This guide will be updated periodically as progress is made.
Green Building Certifications
In Canada, several certifications aim to promote green building and sustainable infrastructure such as LEED®, WELL®, PASSIVE HOUSE®, ZCB®, to name a few. In general, these certifications help to ensure the sustainability of a building in relation to the issues they address. In general, these certifications help to ensure the sustainability of a building in relation to the issues they address. Several SOPREMA products can contribute to the requirements of the certifications mentioned below.
The LEED® certification is awarded according to a scorecard system aimed at granting credits pertaining to several sustainable development issues relating to the building.
The WELL® certification is awarded according to a scorecard system aimed at granting credits pertaining to several issues specific to the health and well-being of the occupants of the building.
PASSIVE HOUSE® CERTIFICATION
Passive House® certification is based on achieving various levels of energy performance and occupant comfort.
ZCB® certification is based on achieving zero carbon footprint (carbon neutrality) for new and existing buildings.
Education for Professionals
For several years, we have been sharing knowledge to enrich the construction industry by organizing webinars, Lunch & Learns, and technical demonstrations in different regions.