WITH an independently verified EPD, you can be sure LION Floor is a more sustainable board for the installation of resilient flooring, says the company.
Manufactured in Finland with sustainably sourced by-product from wood processing industries, LION Floor is a ‘high-quality and reliable replacement for BS 8203 plywood that’s just as easy to install and which comes with an independently verified EPD by EPD Hub.
‘This means every project which chooses LION Floor can now benefit from a fabricated hardboard underlay that’s proven its environmental performance in line with international standards (ISO 14025). The EPD looks at the cradle to gate lifecycle of LION Boards and provides calculations across material composition, manufacturing and packaging.
‘For material composition, LION Boards record a 98.4% secondary material input (wood industry by-product) and a 0% secondary material output, meaning that no material is wasted in the production of boards. For every cubic metre of LION Boards produced (weighing 980kg), the Global Warming Potential (GWP) of LION Floor’s lifecycle is -1,771kgCO2, significantly less than European made particleboard at -618kgCO2* or European made plywood at -888kgCO2*.’
The company continues: ‘Because LION Boards use wood by-product, itself a CO2 store that would have otherwise gone to incineration and have released CO2 back into the atmosphere, they lock-in more carbon throughout the product lifetime than products using virgin wood and this accounts for the GWP figure.’
Peter Jones of Finnish Fibreboard, says: ‘Our third-party verified EPD is one of the easiest and most transparent ways for specifiers and end users to gain a good understanding of the environmental performance of LION Floor. It demonstrates the low GWP figure that comes with our boards, which is significantly lower than alternative boards.
‘If you have a resilient flooring project where reducing environmental impact is important, then opting for LION Floor is a good way to ensure you’re looking at the total installation, rather than just the floorcovering itself.’
The EPD (HUB-0633) can be publicly accessed on epdhub.com and Finnish Fibreboard has also published a complimentary Carbon Handprint document in conjunction with Greenstep, a global business services company that specialises in giving companies the tools to grow and become more sustainable.
*Average carbon footprint based on values from multiple manufacturers.
NB. Reported figures exclude transport and installation, product use and maintenance and product end of life.
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