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).

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).
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.