These systems are tools that encourage sustainable design and the use of local materials in the construction, operation and maintenance of buildings. Furthermore, specific requirements have been developed in order to protect the health and well-being of the building occupants.
The systems are becoming important tools to encourage and reward social and environmental responsibility and over the last decade, there has been a rapid increase in the number of assessment methods, tools, labels and certificates. Whilst intense work has been carried out to consolidate the efforts, there is still no universal system but rather a number of locally developed systems, tailored to the needs of each country. It is not uncommon that several certification systems co-exist in the same country.
Here is a brief overview of the most common rating tools:
||Country of origin
||Pass, Good, Very Good, Excellent, Outstanding|
||Certified, Silver, Gold, Platinum|
||Bronze, Silver, Gold|
Please click on the links to the right to get more information about these certification programs and in which way our products can help your project to earn credits according to the different rating tools and criteria.