Evonik has had CALOSTAT® undergo objective testing. While doing that, we did not look to just any environmental label—we went with one of the strictest: the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ program from the Products Innovation Institute.
Product assessment for this certification is based on the Cradle to Cradle® design principles defined by William McDonouh and Michael Braungart. Evonik received the Cradle to Cradle gold certificate for CALOSTAT®.
The product earned a platinum rating in the Material Health category and gold in all others, making CALOSTAT® the only superinsulation material to achieve a score that high.
Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Scorecard for CALOSTAT®
RENEWABLE ENERGY & CARBON MANAGEMENT
OVERALL CERTIFICATION LEVEL
Evonik has formulated an EPD (environmental product declaration) for CALOSTAT® as well. Working with the Institut Bauen und Umwelt e.V. as an auditor, Evonik developed the EPD with a recycling option. This was based on an ISO 14040-compliant life-cycle assessment encompassing the following phases of the product’s life cycle: precursor manufacturing, CALOSTAT® production, all shipping involved, and an optional post-consumer phase for used insulation panels. The life-cycle assessment clearly shows that recycling and the long service life of the product can help offset the energy consumed.EPD Certificate
That our production sites have DIN ISO 14001, 50001 and 9001 certification is a given.