The ANAB-ICEA Certification of Eco-building Products is carried out in accordance with the ANAB-ICEA Standards, at the end of a process that includes the following steps:
Preliminary assessment of products and carrying out the tests
At this stage, for each product to be certified, it will be verified that:
it is adequate with the declared functionally use
it does not contain substances harmful to humans beings and the environment
it is obtained mainly from easily renewable raw materials and secondary materials
its environmental performances are optimized throughout its whole life cycle
The samples supplied by the applicant or obtained during the audit are analyzed by ICEA through qualified external laboratories.
Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of products
As part of the Certification of Eco-building products, Life Cycle Analysis is aimed to:
define the environmental profile of product
identify the most critical areas within the life cycle
identify those areas likely to be improved (reduction in resource consumption, emissions to air and water, waste production)
provide benchmarking with similar products and alternative products, if possible.
By applying the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodology according to ISO 14040 standard, an environmental profile of the product is issued: this profile considers all flows of matter and energy identified over the course of the entire life cycle of the product, and then sorted, classified and aggregated into different environmental impact categories, also called aggregated impact indicators.
In situ Audit
The inspection is intended to verify the proper organization and management of manufacturing processes and internal procedures that are likely to compromise the conformity of the product to the requirements specified in the standard. The audit is extended to the health and safety management system and the environmental management system.
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