Performance and sustainability together are what makes Accoya so unique. The trees selected to make Accoya are sourced from fast growing, abundantly available sustainably certified forests. Accoya sustainable wood offers an alternative to slow growing and often unsustainable hardwoods, as well as many other carbon intensive and depleting materials such as plastics, aluminum and concrete.
Is Accoya a sustainable wood?
Green, eco-friendly and sustainable
Wouldn’t it be great if there was a sustainable wood that was made from fast growing, carbon catching trees, combined with performance credentials that matched or exceeded tropical hardwoods, PVC and aluminum? The answer is Accoya.
Why Accoya Wood?
Sustainability in action
Take 3 minutes to learn about the sustainability of wood, why we should all be building with it, and why Accoya beats the competition
Cradle to Cradle
C2C Gold overall and C2C Platinum for Material Health
Cradle to Cradle Certified™ is a globally recognised measure of safer, more sustainable products made for the circular economy. To receive certification, products are assessed for environmental and social performance across five critical sustainability categories: material health, material reuse, renewable energy and carbon management, water stewardship, and social fairness.
C2C Gold overall certfication
Accoya has been certified at the C2C Gold level since 2010, as the only structural building material around.
C2C Platinum for material health
The acetylation process mimics nature, and without adding any toxic substances, it ensures performance and material health to achieve the highest level, Platinum.
What is sustainable timber?
Sustainable wood is timber that has been harvested responsibly from well managed forests that are continuously replenished and ensures that there is no damage to the surrounding environment, or to native flora and fauna. In the US, the main way to demonstrate timber is sustainable is by obtaining certification from the FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council). Accoya is FSC® certified.
Sustainable Building Materials
Due to its improved properties such as increased durability, improved thermal insulation and longer coatings life, Accoya wood provides several environmental gains during its use phase. This makes Accoya a good option for those wanting to use sustainable building materials.
END OF LIFE
In the end of life phase Accoya has no limits. Accoya is a non toxic product and therefore fully biodegradable.
As a result, Accoya can be handled in the same manner as untreated wood at the end of its life (as stated in the company’s KOMO product certificate and further evidenced by SHR – Wood Research Foundation Netherlands), therefore fits perfectly in the Cradle to Cradle design philosophy for which it has been awarded the Gold certification as one of few products worldwide.
As outlined in the various sections, in every stage of the life cycle Accoya’s sustainably sourced timber provides compelling environmental advantages.
As we value transparency at Accsys, all claims about our sustainable timber are always referenced to recognised standards. Therefore, the environmental performance of Accoya is thoroughly tested and published following uncompromising leading independent international methodologies such as Life Cycle Analysis (LCA following ISO 14040/44) and Environmental Product Declarations (EPD following ISO 14025 and EN 15804). Besides this we seek to acquire the most respected ecolabels worldwide.
Besides the independent environmental assessments through LCA and carbon footprint, we actively seek to acquire the most respected labels available and have been recognized as an exemplary product and company in the field of sustainability on many occasions.
Where to Buy
You can buy Accoya and Accoya products from our selection of distributors or manufacturers in your region. Use our map search tool to find your nearest Accoya supplier.