Ultra high-performance sustainable building material
Accoya is made from sustainable wood which provides maximum resource while locking in carbon from the atmosphere.
Our process of acetylation significantly increases the durability and stability of the raw timber, prolonging its useful life and so keeping the carbon locked in for longer.
This role as a ‘carbon sink’ is central to the sustainability of wood and Accoya’s much lower lifecycle carbon emissions compared to many non-renewable building materials. As a result, specifying Accoya wood is a great way to contribute to a more sustainable built environment.
Welcome to wood, reimagined.
Accoya wood means no compromise is made between performance and sustainability.
The acetylation process gives Accoya outstanding durability in any climate. Our product is much less susceptible to shrink or distort and is more resilient than other woods in the face of increasingly frequent extreme weather.
By lasting longer, Accoya sustainable wood plays its part in the circular economy, reducing the need for early replacement and protecting forest resources.
Accoya’s thermal insulation properties are far superior to hardwoods and other materials such as PVC, aluminium, and concrete, making it a natural choice for the efficient, climate resilient buildings of the future.
Independently validated performance
Accoya’s high standards meet or exceed the major globally recognised sustainability certifications.
Accoya customers can rest assured that our processes are managed responsibly at every stage of the value chain. Accoya is also externally assessed to verify that it meets or exceeds strict sustainability criteria.
Cradle to Cradle®, Nordic Swan, Declare
The Cradle to Cradle Certified® Product Standard recognises Accoya’s commitment to the circular economy philosophy and highlights the importance of products with a positive impact on the environment. Other certifications, such as the Nordic Swan Ecolabel and Declare also focuses on increased transparency and verification of the environmental impacts of Accoya’s sustainable woods.
BREEAM and LEED
Accoya can be showcased for its responsibly-sourced materials, high performance and strong insulating properties, resulting in better energy performance, which contribution to green building accreditations, such as BREEAM and LEED.These also require evidence from Environmental Product Declaration (EPDs) and Life Cycle Analysis (LCAs) studies to demonstrate Accoya’s low environmental impact compared to commonly used building materials.
Responsible Sourcing Certification
Wood Sustainability: FSC® (C012330)
Accoya wood is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®). FSC® certified products help protect the world’s forests. They achieve this through advanced and robust Chain of Custody systems, where every actor in the supply chain, from forest to final product, is required to meet strict sustainability, worker protection and community focus standards. These standards ensure that there is low risk of the wood emanating from illegally harvested sources, high-conservation value forests or harvested in violation of human rights.
Environmental Product Declaration (EPDs)
To help designers and specifiers in the built environment choose lower impact materials, the environmental impact of Accoya wood has been quantified. In emissions terms, across its life cycle. This measurement uses leading independent lifecycle assessment* methodologies and is declared through third-party verified Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs).
Frequently Asked Sustainability Questions
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.