Environment

Environment & certifications

A powerful driving force in today’s market means there is an increasing need for quality documentation and environmental certificates. HØRNING can provide certificates for use in the areas of BREEAM, LEED, Sundahus, Bygvarebedømningen etc. Given that the certification requirements are very individual, these are made on a project-to-project basis. Contact

FSC Certification

HØRNING is FSC®-certified. That means that the factory has been approved to purchase, process and re-sell FSC-certified timber. Read more about FSC here.

Currently only 1-2% of the world’s forests are certified under the global FSC and PEFC environmental schemes. So the schemes are far from covering the demand. In the areas where tropical forests are threatened, in most cases the threats come from deforestation/burning and not from the commercial use of the original forest. There are, however, exceptions to this in the shape of areas where forestry is bad and, as a result, the forest is not preserved.

CE-approved products

HØRNING is CE-certified in accordance with EN 14342.

BREEAM (UK)

Hørning Parket’s flooring solutions contribute to the accumulation of building credits for the BREEAM certification of buildings.

The BRE Environmental Assessment Method is an environmental certification system from the UK. The entire building is certified; not individual products. Products included in the building must satisfy certain criteria in order to contribute to the building’s overall certification. The BREEAM certification system has five different levels: Pass, Good, Very Good, Excellent and Outstanding.

Byggvarubedömningen (Sweden)

A number of Hørning Parket’s flooring solutions and accessories are certified in accordance with Byggvarubedömningen.

Byggvarubedömningen is a financial association, which came up with a system for evaluating the sustainability of products on the Swedish market. Construction materials are assessed on the basis of environmental and health-related aspects in accordance with the Swedish Construction Federation’s guidelines for construction materials declarations. The products can be judged accordingly: Avoid, Accepted and Recommended.

LEED (USA)

Hørning Parket’s flooring solutions contribute to the accumulation of building credits for the LEED certification of buildings.

The LEED Green Building Rating System is an American environmental certification developed by the United States Green Building Council. The entire building is certified; not individual products. Products included in the building must satisfy certain criteria in order to contribute to the building’s overall certification. LEED has four different levels: Certified, Silver, Gold and Platinum.

SundaHus (Sweden)

A number of Hørning Parket’s flooring solutions and accessories are certified in accordance with SundaHus.

SundaHus is a web-based system and tool, which guarantees a conscious selection of materials and helps systematise the work on phasing out dangerous substances in the life cycle of a building. The evaluation documents consist of the contents declaration of the material’s supplier and the Swedish Construction Federation’s guidelines for construction material declarations. The products are graded A, B, C +, C- or D.

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