June 16, 2020
According to mindful MATERIALS, the library aggregates product sustainability information while minimizing redundant effort on the part of both manufacturers and designers. mindful MATERIALS is NOT another certification. It is an agnostic product certification library, enabling manufacturers to showcase product transparency and optimization information and industry professionals to search for a multitude of relevant products.
Available for Dur-A-Flex’s Poly-Crete®, Accelera®, Hybri-Flex® and Epoxy products, listings are backed up by EPDs and HPDs. These were developed utilizing the results of the product life-cycle assessments (LCA) and validated by UL’s Validation Services as Type III per ISO 14025. HPDs provide a standardized disclosure of chemical contents in products, and the health effects of those materials.
Designed to provide more transparency on how construction products impact human health and the environment, LEED v4/4.1’s Material and Resource (MR) credits focus not only on the ingredients used to manufacture the product, but also the process by which they are sourced, manufactured, applied, used, maintained and disposed of throughout the product’s life cycle. By utilizing third-party resources, Dur-A-Flex’s validated Health Product Declarations (HPDs) and Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) provide clear and objective information that architects and designers can use when making product comparisons and decisions. Combined with the Low-Emitting Materials credit (EQ), Dur-A-Flex’s flooring systems can earn up to three credit points toward certification. Listing these on mindful Materials gives greater and easier access for architects and specifiers.
“Architects and designers are increasingly seeking out environmental information on the products they are specifying” notes Pat Meade, VP, Sales “By participating in mindful Materials, Dur-A-Flex is able to provide useful and objective data to its customers in an easy to use searchable platform, making the job of finding safer and more sustainable products easier” he adds.
Dur-A-Flex, Inc. is a family-owned manufacturer of high-performance, resinous floor and wall systems. With over 50 years in business, Dur-A-Flex is recognized for its ability to continually deliver new and innovative products to the coatings industry. Its unmatched level of customer service is derived from an experienced team of technical service experts as well as stringent quality processes; providing customers with the confidence that they are installing the best product for the job. Named one of the “Best Places to Work in CT” five times by the Hartford Business Journal-sponsored awards program, Dur-A-Flex considers its people its most valuable asset.
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