BREEAM, the UK originating sustainable buildings certification programme, has approved the use of additional third party certification schemes for the purpose of demonstrating compliance with the BREEAM criteria for “volatile organic compound (VOC) emission levels (products)”. Recent testing by FSi at Eurofins Product Testing A/S in Denmark achieved BREEAM International: Compliance to the highest standard - Indoor Air Comfort GOLD.
FSi firestopping sealants achieving this highest standard are Pyrocoustic Sealant, PyroPro HPE (High Pressure Exerting) Sealant, Silverseal Compounds and Pyrolastic Silicone Sealant.
Use of the Indoor Air Comfort GOLD product certification is recognised not only by BREEAM, but also by LEED (outside North America) and by more rating schemes, such as Sentinel-Haus and more. This additional means of compliance is applicable to the following current BREEAM schemes and can also be retrospectively applied to superseded versions of these schemes that include similar VOC criteria:
BREEAM International: New Construction 2013 (Hea 02) & Non-Domestic Refurbishment and Fit-out 2015 (Hea 02) and BREEAM UK: New Construction 2014 (Hea 02), Domestic Refurbishment 2014 (Hea 03) & Non-Domestic Refurbishment and Fit-out 2014 (Hea 02). FSi have also achieved EMICODE EC 1 Plus and tested to EN717-1 achieving E1 on the above firestopping sealants. .
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