Accoya Wood, the high-performance wood manufactured by Accsys Technologies has been awarded a Declare label from the International Living Future Institute (ILFI).
The ingredients label for building products, is a transparency tool to help architects and other specifiers make informed choices regarding sustainable and healthy material use in green buildings.
Accoya wood has achieved the declaration status of “Red List Free,” deeming its product ingredients are 100% disclosed to 100 ppm and do not contain any chemicals on the Red List thereby meeting the LEED v4 Material Ingredient credit, Option 1 reporting requirements.
“Through our voluntary efforts, we are proud to announce this important recognition,” said John Alexander, sales director at Accsys Group. “From the very beginning, we have been committed to complete transparency and environmental stewardship in the built environment.”
In addition to a Red List Free status, the Accoya wood Declare label shows it is made >99.5% from FSC certified, rapidly renewable Radiata Pine; has a life span of more than 50 years; and proves no limitations for end of life as it is recyclable and biodegradable/compostable.
The Declare label was created to support the sustainable material requirements of the Living Building Challenge, an international green building philosophy.
Non-toxic Accoya wood is manufactured using Accsys Technologies’ proprietary acetylation process which alters the cell structure of the wood to make it unrecognisable as a food source for insects and to prevent fungal decay.
The material is sourced from FSC-certified forests, is Cradle to Cradle CertifiedGold and is a healthy materials standard for Google’s Portico.