SWISSPACER recently published Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) for its spacer bars and Georgian bar. The company also created a sustainability roadmap for achieving its goal to reach climate neutrality.

EPDs which meet the requirements of ISO 14025 are independently verified. They provide transparent and comparable information on the environmental impact of products over their entire life cycle. Manufacturers of construction products issue EPDs to provide planners, architects and developers with reliable support and the data they need to obtain a sustainability certificate for a building,such as those in accordance with DGNB, BREEAM or LEED.

“Our philosophy is to make transparent and verified data available to our customers. That is also evident in our previously published studies on energy saving and living comfort,” says Victoria Renz-Kiefel, managing director of SWISSPACER. “We are highly committed to achieving this ambition and are using the EPDs as the starting point for our sustainability strategy.”

The company is gaining experience from its participation in the research project NEST on the Empa campus in the Swiss town of Dübendorf. New technologies and concepts are being tested here to further advance sustainability in the construction industry, according to the company.