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Accoya® Brings Sustainability Message Home

19 Mar 15

Accoya, the revolutionary modified wood product produced by Accsys Technologies, is hosting a sustainability event at its plant in Arnhem to highlight the importance of using Cradle to Cradle (C2C) principles during design and production.

The event will be held on 22 April 2015 and will feature presentations from several of The Netherlands’ prominent, leading environmental experts as well as a behind-the-scenes tour of the Accoya plant.

The event will feature Hein van Tuijl from the EPEA institute who will discuss the importance of C2C accredited products as well as the benefits of building with them. Architect / Partner Hans Goverde of Kraaijvanger architets will then bring this to life by discussing the construction of the country’s first fully functioning C2C building, the city hall in Venlo. Pablo van der Lugt of Delft University of Technology will round up the event by presenting the sustainability aspects of Accoya from Cradle to Cradle.

Bryan Crennell, Sales and Marketing Director at Accsys Technologies, said: “This is the first event we’ve held at the factory focused solely on importance of sustainability and C2C in construction and we are confident that this will be an informative and inspiring day for attendees.

“As one of the very few building materials worldwide, Accoya was recently awarded a Gold Standard in the C2C certification process for the third consecutive year, which is a great achievement and one of which I am extremely proud. This event reflects the ongoing and passionate commitment we have to the C2C process as well as responsibly sourcing wood and manufacturing our products using environmentally friendly processes and practices.”

Accoya received its superior Gold Standard certification after demonstrating zero trace of toxic chemicals within the product, sustainable wood sourcing, the use of more than 50% renewable energy in the manufacturing process and for achieving a material reutilization score of 89%.

The C2C certification scheme is a rigorous and comprehensive certification program administered by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute (C2CPII), which evaluates products and materials in terms of human health, environmental health and recyclability.

Products put forward for C2C certification are analysed within the confines of five stringent categories: material health, material reutilization, renewable energy use, water stewardship and social responsibility. Accoya successfully met all of the given criteria at the elusive Gold level.

Accoya, manufactured by Accsys Technologies, is one of the most superior wood products on the market today. Created using Accsys’ propriety acetylation technology, Accoya delivers outstanding levels of performance, including stability, sustainability and durability. Made with FSC certified wood, Accoya is in an attractive wood product which is perfect for a variety of uses, from windows and doors to external cladding, structural projects and decking.

To register your attendance for this free event please email marketing@accoya.com or call +31 (26) 320 1442.