Certifications

Certifications

Transparency for Credibility

With a vast abundance of environmental, sustainability and “greenwashing” claims made in the marketplace, we know how hard it can be to decipher it all and to know what’s credible. Which is why we believe in transparency through independent third-party certification to support our products. Independent certification gives design and building professionals confidence that the products they use are right for the job, right for the environment and right for the health and well-being of the building occupants.

At Kingspan, we believe in our products, and we’re confident you will too. But don’t take our word for it. Take theirs.

EPDs

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An Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) is a comprehensive, internationally-harmonized report that documents the ways in which a product, throughout its lifecycle, affects the environment.

An EPD tells the life cycle story of a product in a single, written report, focusing on information about a product’s environmental impacts, such as global warming potential (GWP), smog creation, ozone depletion potential (ODP), and water pollution. An EPD can also include other product impacts such as land use changes, potential toxicity risks, as well as corporate environmental initiatives that are of particular interest to the discloser.

EPDs do not rank products, and the existence of an EPD for a product does not indicate that environmental performance criteria have been met. EPDs are a disclosure tool that helps purchasers better understand a product’s sustainable qualities and environmental repercussions so they can make more informed product selections.

Kingspan Insulated Panels North America created the first-of-its-kind cradle-to-grave UL Certified ISO compliant EPD in September of 2011.  Since that time, Kingspan has issued multiple revisions to document our journey of continuous improvement. Our current EPD is certified by SCS Global Services, an international leader in third-party certification and standards development in environmental, sustainability, food safety and quality performance claims.

GREENGUARD Gold

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GREENGUARD certification provides building professionals with certainty in an increasingly “green washed” marketplace.  The program screens over 360 volatile organic compounds (VOC) and total chemical emissions, making sure that certified products are not harmful to building occupants and do not adversely impact indoor environment quality (IEQ).  Plus, certification ensures compliance with California’s CDPH Standard Method Section 01350 and can provide credits to a number of building rating systems.  To achieve GREENGUARD certification we worked with UL Environment, who has over a century-long legacy of trust, to ensure the testing methodology is best in class. 
 
An important part of Kingspan’s ethos has always been to lead the industry in innovation and third-party certification.  Pursuing the GREENGUARD stamp has been an initiative to show that we can provide products that are good for not just the built environment, but also the human environment.  We believe it will also help push the insulated metal panel industry forward as a whole by raising the bar.
 
Kingspan is the only metal panel manufacturer in North America to deliver GREENGUARD or GREENGUARD Gold Certified products.  We are excited to include GREENGUARD Gold Certification across all current PIR foam core product sets in addition to all products utilizing Kingspan’s innovative QuadCore foam technology.

Download our GREENGUARD Gold Certificate

C2C Material Health Silver

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The C2C Certified Material Health Certificate uses the acclaimed material health assessment methodology of the Cradle to Cradle Certified® Product Standard to provide manufacturers with a trusted way to communicate their work towards chemically optimized products. It supports growing industry and consumer interest in:
 
  • Knowing more about chemicals in products and supply chains
  • Avoiding chemicals of concern and shifting to inherently safer chemicals
  • Making a commitment to continual improvement towards greener chemistry
The requirements that must be met in order to achieve a C2C Certified Material Health Certificate are identical to the requirements at each level of the Material Health section of the Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Standard, in addition to the Continuous Improvement/Optimization requirement. See the C2C Material Health Certificate Standard for complete details.

QuadCore® Technology has achieved a Silver C2C Material Health Certificate showing not to contain any Banned List chemicals above the relevant thresholds. Following an ABC-X assessment, it is also certified not to contain chemicals known or suspected to cause cancer, birth defects, genetic damage, or reproductive harm (CMRs).

C2C Certified Material Health Certificate™ is a trademark of the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.

Download our Cradle to Cradle Silver Certificate

LEED v4 Support Guide

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For projects teams seeking information on how Kingspan insulated panels could contribute to LEED® v4 & LEED® v3 Legacy Projects please download our support guide.

The guide is Applicable to: New Construction; Core 7 Shell; Schools; Retail; Data Centers; Warehouses & Distribution Centers; Hospitality; and Healthcare.

LEED®, and its related logo, is a trademark owned by the U.S. Green Building Council® and is used with permission.

Download our LEED V4 Support Guide

Learn about our commitment to sustainability.