Xypex has a Gold Plus Rating

Xypex products have achieved certification via one of the largest product sustainability certification systems in Australia...GLOBAL GREENTAG CertTM.

Xypex Admix C-1000 NF and Xypex Admix  C-5000 , Xypex Modified and Xypex Concentrate are certified by GreenTag, the only Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) recognised Australian Consumer and Competition Commission (ACCC) approved product rating Certification Mark in the sector. greentag news Xypex products have achieved certification via one of the largest product sustainability certification systems in Australia...GLOBAL GREENTAGCertTM.

Xypex Admix C-1000 NF and Xypex Admix C-5000 , Xypex Modified and Xypex Concentrate are certified by GreenTag, the only Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) recognised Australian Consumer and Competition Commission (ACCC) approved product rating Certification Mark in the sector.

The GreenTag Certification system is an 'umbrella' certification system i.e. incorporating both:

  • Life Cycle Assessment 'LCA Rate' (for all products); and
  • 'Green rate' (for Green Star and Living Building Challenge certification only)

GreenTag uses 6 key criteria, including 'Cradle to end-of-life-fate' LCA to derive an Eco point score and the GreenTag rating – This approach allows purchasers to identify and compare and GreenTag Certified products to determine which is BEST.

The GreenTag certification endorses all four of the Xypex products named above as environmentally preferable and therefore suitable for consideration into applications for buildings with Green Star Ratings in accordance with the Green Building Council of Australia requirements.

The endorsement by GreenTag highlights the progressive nature of Xypex Australia, it's industry leadership, and it's recognition of the importance of sustainability and the reduction of Green house gas emissions.

The products have been assessed for toxicity through one of the world's most comprehensive screens, and as having design and manufacturing attributes which directly reduce the environmental load when used compared to similar concrete waterproofing & protection products available.

To view our product certification reports and certificates click here

The Environmental Verification Process

All Xypex products (as mentioned above) achieved the high GOLD Plus, Green rate Level A . To achieve this Gold award it has been recognised as an EXCELLENT product in the market category.

GreenTag has certification mark status in Australia and the EU and is under approval in several other countries. GreenTag is globally one of the most accredited third party certifiers, being compliant with ISO 14024, 14040-4, 14025, 14065-67 and certified under ISO 9001:2008

Both GreenTag and LCA rate are recognised by GBCA and GBCNZ for Green Star and by EC3 for Earthcheck. The LCA Rate also provides ISO 14040 compliant LCA and EPD's that comply with the Certified Materials Credit in BREEAM and LEED pilot credits.

GreenTag is recognised by brand in Singapore and Vietnam for access to those Green Building Councils' Green Product website databases.

The key environmental performance criteria against which the Xypex products were assessed were Fitness for Purpose and Environmental Load Reduction, where the Xypex products were taken through a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA).

KEY ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE FINDINGS

Fitness for purpose

To qualify for GreenTag's fitness for purpose requirements, Xypex Australia was required to prove Xypex Admix C-1000 NF and C-5000, Xypex Modified and Xypex Concentrate as suitable product performers for their intended applications. It also was required to prove that the products meet or exceed relevant Australian Standards for their intended applications, verified with independent test data.

Xypex Australia demonstrated that it meets these requirements by the provision of numerous independent Test reports, certifications and case studies which were critically analysed as part of the verification process.

This included test reports conducted by Australian Water Quality Centre, confirming that Xypex Admix C-1000 NF and C-5000, Xypex Modified and Xypex Concentrate conform to AS 4020:1999 Products for use in Contact with Drinking Water. Additionally, Xypex provided test reports from Boral, confirming the products as meeting the requirements of AS1478.1-2000: Type SN Admixture.

Independent test reports verifying the unique Xypex products ability of it crystalline technology to self-heal hairline cracks, as well as high Chemical resistance and Freeze/Thaw capability were also examined and verified.

Environmental Load Reduction

In order to achieve the GreenTag certification, Xypex-tested products were required to exhibit an environmental improvement or have innate properties that demonstrate a significant reduction of environmental load compared to products that meet the same consumer need.

Subsequently, Xypex Admix C-1000 NF and C-5000, Xypex Modified and Xypex Concentrate were taken through a life cycle assessment by this independent body – As part of this independent process, all information was peer reviewed, with intensive onsite audit completed to a detailed brief provided by GreenTag, before conformance to the GreenTag standards were confirmed.

Xypex Australia products tested have proven design and manufacturing attributes which directly reduce the environmental load when used compared to similar concrete waterproofing & protection products available.

Other Criterion

Besides the accreditation of Green rate Gold plus status, Xypex Australia chose to extend the scope of the independent assessment to include further advantages that would allow a determination of Ecopoints* (see scorecard below), produce a scorecard as well as result in the production of Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) for each product. EPD's are recognised strongly throughout the Building sector.

Additional criterion for the assessment of Xypex products for GreenTag certification included Material Requirements, Packaging Requirements, Environmental Regulations as well as Labour, Anti-discrimination and Safety Regulations.

The importance that Xypex Australia places on Corporate Social Responsibility was also investigated by Ecospecifier as a major part of the overall GreenTag assessment process, and the results of the information presented recognise Xypex Australia's long term commitment through all business functions and strategies, to encourage and engage a positive impact on the environment, employees, consumers and the community. The value of its employees, including their safety, welfare and workplace standards was acknowledged as an important feature of the Xypex organisation. Additionally, the successful certification highlights the company's commitment to correct product usage and handling and its adherence to local and regional environmental regulations.

Summary

Xypex chose to make application through GreenTag because of the intense independent scrutiny of not only it's products, but also it's processes and the attention it is paying to Corporate Social Responsibility. We chose to extend the review to include an LCA rate on our products because by being open enough to commit to this allows purchasers to identify and compare all GreenTag Certified products to determine which is BEST. Xypex Australia encourages the industry to consider its GreenTag approved products and contribute to a healthier environment.

*Ecopoints are calculated using life cycle assessment from the total amount of energy, water, land and materials used starting from mining of resources through to manufacturing, use and eventual disposal of the product studied.

LCS RATE SCORECARD AND CERTIFICATION

Each of the products has their own scorecard and certificate which can be viewed by clicking on the below link:

Xypex Admix C-1000NF Certification Report and Certificate

Xypex Admix C-5000 Certification Report and Certificate

Xypex Concentrate Certification Report and Certificate

Xypex Modified Certificate Report and Certificate

 

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