Sustainability / Green Building Materials


ARAUCO GREEN BUILDING MATERIALS SOLUTIONS

LEED - GREENGLOBES - IgCC - CALGREEN - ECO-DESIGN PROGRAMS
ARAUCO products support a number of Green Building and related down-stream product certifications.

 


Life-cycle Assessment (LCA), Environmental Product Declarations (EPD)

Wood- based products are documented to have favorable properties when it comes to life-cycle impacts, in particular: manufactured from renewable resources; carbon neutral; and for composite panels, typically very high in recycled content.

ARAUCO North America offers cradle to gate information through the Industry-wide Environmental Product Declarations for particleboard and MDF manufactured in North America. LCA data can be found within the EPDs and Transparency briefs.
 
 




EPDs and Transparency Briefs:

Environmental Product Declaration – Medium Density Fiberboard
EPD Transparency Summary - MDF
Environmental Product Declaration – Particleboard
EPD Transparency Summary - PB

Industry Wide EPD Eligibility Statements for ARAUCO manufacturing locations:
Albany, Oregon (PB)
Eugene, Oregon (MDF)
Malvern, Arkansas (MDF)
Bennettsville, South Carolina (PB)
Bennettsville, South Carolina (MDF)
Moncure, North Carolina (PB)
Moncure, North Carolina (MDF)
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario (MDF)
St. Stephen, New Brunswick (PB)
St. Stephen, New Brunswick (MDF)




Low-emitting Composite

Choose VESTA ULEF or VESTA NAF for Indoor Environmental Quality initiatives that call for products that meet the California Air Resources Board ATCM for ultra-low emitting or no-added formaldehyde composite panel products.

 



VESTA ULEF/NAF Trupan MDF
VESTA ULEF Ultra Particleboard
VESTA ULEF Duraflake Particleboard
LEED IEQ Eligibility
CARB Statement of Compliance
 


Additional documents:

Recycled Content
Certified Wood
Regional Materials
 


See also:

ARAUCO NA’s Product Certification page for a listing of third-party certifications, including ISO/OHSAS, ECC 4-11, FSC and CARB.
Sustainable Practices (Customer information letters)
The Green Building Initiative (GBI) Green Globes
USGBC LEED
IgCC
CALGreen