How our products contribute to the customer’s sustainability goal in 5 alternative bulletpoints
In order to meet recognized sustainability labels, new construction and renovation projects are assessed in a broad sense. The BREEAM quality mark, for example, starts at the construction site and ends when the building is put into use. How does a whiteboard affect this? We do more than just FSC certification.
Defended origin of materials
indoor air quality
Whiteboard walls are increasingly incorporated in the Preliminary Design Phase when the functionality of a building is determined. Whiteboards are mounted on the construction site and not after delivery. As such, they have areas of overlap with the BREEAM-NL label, for example by influencing the construction site and waste materials.
We emphasise that Chameleon whiteboard panels are classed as interior design elements and do not officially need to meet BREEAM-NL standards. However, we have chosen to have our product assessed according to BREEAM-NL standards to show how our product can contribute to the customer’s sustainability goal.
Construction site and surroundings
Goal: Promote the sustainable management of the construction site and its impact on the surroundings.
Our contribution: Chameleon assembly teams follow the guidelines of the Bewuste Bouwers manual. Assembly can be planned to minimise any inconvenience. Tools comply with the guidelines, such as dust extraction on machines.
Goal: Promote efficient material use through sensible and effective waste management on the construction site.
Our contribution: Chameleon whiteboard panels are produced to size in our own factory, so that they only need to be assembled on the construction site. This prevents residual waste on the construction site.
Panels are also transported to the end location without packaging, using only a reusable cardboard sheet in between. The amount of packaging waste is therefore reduced to zero. We also apply waste separation of plastics, wood, cardboard, metals and other materials in accordance with ISO14001: 2015 certification.
Defended origin of materials
Goal: Promote the use of materials with a substantiated/responsible origin in the main building parts.
Our contribution:Chameleon whiteboard panels contain an MDF core which consists solely of FSC®-certified (licence code: C137061) wood. That means that we can prove that the materials we use originate from sustainable forestry. Moreover, the wood can be traced throughout the chain – from the forest to the final product.
materials which have a low environmental impact
Goal: Identify and promote the use of materials which have a low environmental impact throughout the lifecycle of the building.
Our contribution: As a manufacturer, we calculate our annual total CO2 emissions released in the production of our products. We offset these emissions by planting trees via the CBF-certified Trees for All foundation.
A Chameleon whiteboard is a high quality, sustainable product with a lifetime warranty on functionality. That means that the product can be used throughout the lifespan of a building.
Healthy and good quality indoor air
Goal: Promote healthy and good quality indoor air, because the construction and finishing materials used produce low emissions of harmful, volatile organic compounds and other harmful particles.
Our contribution: The Chameleon enamel whiteboard surface has the Indoor Advantage™ Gold certificate: the enamel surface complies with the Indoor Air Quality certificate (SCS-EC10.3-2014 v3.0) for ‘open plan and private office workstation’ parameters and ‘School classroom’ parameters. Registration no.: SCS-IAQ-02139.
The glue in our products does not contain volatile organic compounds. The lacquer used for the edges of our whiteboards is waterborne.