Technical certifications

Environment and European certifications

Environment certifications

LEEDBREEAM and VERDE are green building certification systems, which assess buildings as opposed to products. When products by Equipe Cerámicas are used in building projects, they can contribute to the achievement of a certain rating for that building by obtaining more points than other alternative products.

With these green certification systems (LEEDBREEAM and VERDEthird-party checks are conducted and successful building projects are certified as having been designed and built using strategies conceived to improve on key environmental aspects of their design, such as energy saving, efficient water consumption, a reduction in C02 emissions, improvements to the building’s indoor environmental quality, the use of recycled materials, the use of local raw materials close to the production plant so as to cut down on transport etc.

Equipe Cerámicas products are designed to help architects obtain certain points or credits awarded by these green certification systems, thus facilitating the materials specification process.

Equipe Cerámicas products can be used to obtain LEEDBREEAM or VERDE points in different categories of the rating systems, depending on their use:

  • Recycled material content.
  • Easy to care for, with no need for aggressive chemical substances.
  • Water consumption. (e.g. using a tile with an impervious surface on terraces, roofs or facades to collect rainwater, or using a product that is easy to care for since it will require less water for cleaning purposes).

Dap Certifications

Equipe Cerámicas ensures the environmental excellence of its products and services, among which stand out the Environmental Product Declarations (DAP) in accordance with the International Standard ISO 14025, which defines the requirements that these environmental Declarations must meet, including verification by AENOR granted in 2020.

These Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) provide a reliable, relevant, transparent, comparable and verifiable environmental profile that highlights an environmentally friendly product based on life cycle information (LCA) in accordance with international standards and data. quantified environmental.

The life cycle analysis (LCA) on which the DAP is based must be carried out in accordance with Product Category Rules (RCP) published as a technical standard or by a recognized Program. These RCPs ensure consistent criteria for a family of products with equivalent functions.

French environmental label

We also have the French environmental label on emissions to indoor air (Émissions dans láir intérieur).

Since January 2013, all construction and decoration products that are marketed on the French market must have this new environmental label. This ecolabel identifies products with an emissions class (A +, A, B, C) based on the results of VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) emissions tests according to the ISO 16000 series of standards.

This label is awarded to those construction materials that contribute to a healthy and environmentally friendly habitat, in such a way that they give the possibility to the health-conscious consumer, concerned with defending the environment, to protect themselves in their residential environment, in the face of the harmful effects on the health of the construction and decoration materials that you introduce into your home or workplace.

CE - European Certification

Security

CE markings on tiles. User safety.

This is not a quality mark but a guarantee that certain safety requirements have been met before a product can be sold. All ceramic tiles in circulation in the European Union must comply with the requirements of the CE marking, regardless of the quality of the tiles.

Under the European Construction Products Regulation, all building projects must be planned and executed in a way that does not compromise the safety of people, pets or goods or harm the environment.

Equipe Cerámicas’s ceramic tiles have a declaration of performance (formerly known as a declaration of conformity) available to all European Union customers wishing to see it. This contains details of how the product performs in terms of key safety criteria (fire, mechanical and slip resistance; heavy metal emissions; bonding strength with different adhesives; durability etc.). On the packaging, summarized information can be found, together with the CE marking.

Security

CE markings on tiles.
User safety.

CE - European Certification

This is not a quality mark but a guarantee that certain safety requirements have been met before a product can be sold. All ceramic tiles in circulation in the European Union must comply with the requirements of the CE marking, regardless of the quality of the tiles.

Under the European Construction Products Regulation, all building projects must be planned and executed in a way that does not compromise the safety of people, pets or goods or harm the environment.

Equipe Cerámicas’s ceramic tiles have a declaration of performance (formerly known as a declaration of conformity) available to all European Union customers wishing to see it. This contains details of how the product performs in terms of key safety criteria (fire, mechanical and slip resistance; heavy metal emissions; bonding strength with different adhesives; durability etc.). On the packaging, summarized information can be found, together with the CE marking.

Recycled materials

Equipe Cerámicas, in its effort to maintain the environment, uses recycled material and uncoloured cardboard in its packaging, thus saving large amounts of paper.

Equipe Cerámicas is committed to optimizing water management, based on the principles of reuse and optimization of water in different processes. In addition, it is committed to the constant application of energy efficiency criteria in its facilities and activities, as well as the use of land with a high percentage of recycled material