AFC Cladding is committed to providing the highest quality high density compressed fiber cement panels to the U.S. building markets. In order to do this, we feel it necessary to provide not only high quality products, but sustainable products that can contribute to green (LEED) building projects, which in turn benefit the environment we all live in.
AFC Cladding products currently have a potential contribution to various LEED credits including but not limited to:
Materials and Resources:
- BPDO – Environmental Product Declarations
Indoor Environmental Quality:
- Thermal Comfort
Energy and Atmosphere:
- Optimize Energy Performance
One of the most important sustainable attributes is the durability of AFC Cladding panels. With their long lifespan, virtually requiring no refurbishment, AFC Cladding panels can contribute to less replacement of materials and to drastically lower maintenance costs over the useful life of the building.
The Ventilated and Insulated Rain Screen Cladding (VIRSC) system, which is used to affix AFC Cladding panels to the exterior of a structure, offers many benefits and green attributes to the performance of the building envelope. Durability and resistance to moisture and mold build-up are noteworthy benefits. Equally important is its ability to accommodate external insulation.
Environmental Product Declarations
A comprehensive analysis of the environmental impact of the Cembrit boards can be made from Cembrit’s EPDs in accordance with EN 15804 on the Sustainability of Construction Works. The EPDs provide a Life-Cycle Assessment, manufacturing process details, and information on the use of any dangerous materials. These EPDs are available online at https://www.cembrit.us/downloads/.
Health Product Declarations
All AFCC products have published Health Product Declaration (HPDs). These HPDs are public and can be found at https://www.hpd-collaborative.org/hpd-public-repository/. We are happy to report that for all AFCC products, 100% of intentionally added ingredients are not listed as part of LBC 3.1 Red List including all CASRN listed on LBC published spreadsheet. The LBC Red List spreadsheet can be viewed at https://living-future.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Red-List-Living-Building-Challenge-v3.1-Update.xls.
In addition, AFC Cladding is dedicated to further research and analysis of our products to achieve additional LEED credits, and help further the cause of building sustainable and efficient buildings.