ECO by Cosentino® has been accredited by the following international certifications, which confirm the competence of Cosentino in designing a high-quality and completely sustainable recycled surface. ECO is very proud to state that these certifications are only awarded to those products meeting very strict requirements.
This represents a major revolution in the stone industry. A surface designed for a future of sustainable construction.
ECO by Cosentino® and LEED: This acronym stands for “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design”. LEED is a US recognized green building certification system developed by the US Green Building Council. LEED promotes design and construction practices which are both sustainable and environmentally friendly.
The LEED rating system is also recognized in many countries throughout the world. Construction and architectural projects using this system are awarded with LEED credits, taking into account five green design categories: sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources and indoor environmental quality.
ECO by Cosentino® complies with all the standards required for this certification in the construction industry.
This certification assures the low emissions of volatile organic compounds into the environment.
This certifies the product in terms of hygiene and sanitation.
Certifies efficient use of raw materials, industrial water systems, chemical substances and the control of environmental risks.
Life- Cycle Analysis (LCA) is a pioneering tool within the area of sustainable politics and actions. It investigates and evaluates the environmental impacts of a product or service during all stages of its existence (extraction, production, distribution, use and waste).
Last year, Cosentino Group was analyzed under these strict evaluations, not only for the environmental impact of ECO production in factories, but also all of its indirect and associated processes. They include more than 1500 productive processes and 200 raw materials.
The Cosentino Group becomes the first company worldwide in the quartz countertop sector to obtain an Environmental Declaration of Products (EPD), that certifies its Life-cycle analysis.
The Environmental Product Declaration granted by “ The International EPD Consortium” is the most recognized international certiﬁcation with more than 140 products of more than 100 companies in 9 countries. This statement is certiﬁed by an independent checker and it is totally transparent and comparable, as its results can be freely checked.
This award is granted to construction companies which re-use every element, returning the product to the land as a “biological nutrient” or to the industry as “technical nutrient”, so as to be recycled all over again.
The authors of the book “Cradle to Cradle: Remaking The Way We Make Things”, (Michael Braungart and William McDonough) defend the idea that no consumer product should be made if it will become useless, potentially polluting junk at the end of its useful life.
It is the intention of C2C to promote the manufacture and use of 100% recycled materials.
Cosentino® remains committed to sustainability and environmentally friendly practices, as one of the company’s core principles. Achieving this CRADLE TO CRADLE certification for ECO by Cosentino® supports this policy and is a good example of it.