ICEA Certification of Building Products in relation to the LEED credits
The ICEA Certification of Building Products in relation to the LEED credits is issued at the end of a process that includes the following steps:
Preliminary assessment of products and carrying out of tests
At this stage, for each product to be certified:
it will be verified that is fit for its declared fitness for use
it will be examined which LEED® credits the product can potentially activate, in accordance with the guidelines developed by ICEA for various categories of building materials;
it could be determined, when necessary, to carry out further analysis on the products in order to show and prove the potential activation of LEED® credits
These eventual further analysis will be carried out in qualified laboratories, selected upon their expertise and competence.
In situ audit
The audit 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 guidelines.
Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
A Life Cycle Assessment of the product can be carried out in order to verify the significant and measurable improvement in terms of environmental and sustainability performances, and thus to activate the credit IP1 - Innovation In Design.
By applying the LCA methodology according to the ISO 14040 standard, an environmental profile of the product is issued; the profile considers flows of matter and energy identified over the course of the entire life cycle of the product, and sorted, classified and aggregated into different environmental impact categories, also called aggregated impact indicators.
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