It is a fact that environmental issues are gaining more and more interest and global scope and are subject of examination and reflection both at social and scientific level. Climate change, ozone depletion, biodiversity loss, deforestation, energy crisis and depletion of available natural resources are now major threats that upset the ecological balance of the entire planet and have a direct impact on anthropogenic environment.
International Organizations and Mechanisms are now activating in the direction of environmental protection by formulating environmental policies in many countries. Moreover, emphasis is placed on improving the quality of life in the human environment in order to create a healthy environment based on the principles of protection and conservation of natural resources and at the same time to reduce the harmful consequences of their reckless waste.
Environmental policy is adopted globally and the construction industry is one of the key areas in which special attention is paid. In this context of studying the energy behavior of buildings, the use of bioclimatic design techniques was developed and the concept of sustainable construction of buildings was highlighted. Therefore, a realistic and sustainable solution to address the energy problem and environmental pollution, is the use of mild-renewable energy and the rational use of effective building techniques, using materials with low environmental impact.
To this end, the US Green Building Council (USGBC) was formed in 1993, which has developed a building evaluation system called Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). This system examines the energy and environmental footprint of buildings and assists in the design, construction, operation and maintenance of buildings based on the green certifications it provides.
MARMOLINE contributes to the global effort to produce products related to the design of modern and efficient materials that will contribute to a sustainable future for our society and planet. The INDOOR AIR COMFORT GOLD certification ensures that our materials meet the strictest European regulations on VOC emissions and make them suitable for the internationally recognized Green Building certification systems (LEED. BREAM etc) which:
• Focus on the use of recycled materials in the final composition and packaging of products with solvent-free raw materials (solvent free)
• Improve indoor air quality with very low volatile organic compounds (VOCs)