For over 30 years American Fiber Cement Corporation has delivered high-quality, sustainable architectural products throughout the United States and Canada.

Product Sustainability

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:

Direct Contribution
Materials and Resources:

  • BPDO – Environmental Product Declarations

Indirect Contribution
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 Rainscreen Cladding (VIRSC) systemwhich 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.

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.

 

Environmental Product Declarations

 

A comprehensive analysis of the environmental impact of our high density fiber cement panels can be made from Cembrit’s EPDs in accordance with EN 15804 on the Sustainability of Construction Works. These EPDs provide a life-cycle assessment, manufacturing process details, and information on the use of any dangerous materials.

These EPDs are available here:

Health Product Declarations

All American Fiber Cement products have published Health Product Declaration (HPDs).

These HPDs are available here:

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 the LBC published spreadsheet.

 

The LBC Red List is available here:

https://living-future.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Red-List-Living-Building-Challenge-v3.1-Update.xls.

 

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.