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14 November 2013

NATURALLY EGGER.

With a new brochure dedicated to the environment, EGGER presents the topic of sustainability in a transparent manner.
The 48-page brochure, packed full of information and a glossary, sheds light on all environmental aspects related to the production of wood-based materials. In doing so, EGGER ensures greater transparency on questions concerning sustainability and environmental issues.
"Naturally EGGER" focuses on all environmental aspects relating to the production of wood-based materials, and serves as a reference for the various materials, legal requirements, and certification procedures. The brochure provides guidance on using EPDs (environmental product declaration), understanding the life cycle assessment and the building certification process. Inside it you will find answers to questions on climate protection, forest economy and healthy living spaces, the sources of raw materials, the structure of the material cycles and details of the recycling processes, as well as the control of VOCs (volatile organic compounds) and formaldehyde emissions.
The new brochure can be downloaded at www.egger.com/ambiente. Thanks to its reference work, EGGER makes all issues, where the concept of sustainability plays a part in the production of wood-based materials, transparent. The brochure also provides detailed information on environmental product declarations and the certification of buildings.

GREATER TRANSPARENCY
EGGER collects all environmentally relevant data for its materials in their EPDs (Environmental Product Declaration). These contain an overview of the material, a description of the product and its manufacturing process. At the heart of every EPD is the life cycle assessment, which is based on the lifecycle of a product. EPDs are examined by an independent committee of experts, who confirm the information. Environmental product declarations, which are a reliable tool for certifying the environmental performance of construction projects, allow builders, architects and technicians to determine the environmental impact of materials and production processes. With their performance figures, EPDs identify ecological product design and permit the declaration of environmental indicators.
EPDs are available for all EGGER base products: MDF and HDF panels, Eurospan and Eurodekor, timber, DHF, Eurolight, laminates, OSB as well as DPL and DPR flooring.

ADDING VALUE WITH CERTIFICATES
A certificate that documents the sustainability of a building in terms of construction and operation contributes to maintaining its value. Presenting life cycle assessments for buildings and EPDs according to EN 15804 is not yet mandatory. However, the essential requirements of many invitations to tender include EPDs for building materials.
Bearing in mind that life cycle assessments based on empirical data have become, not only a development, but also a standard, EGGER provides all specific data required by different certification systems for its buildings. EPDs can be found in public databases and at www.egger.com/ambiente.
"WOOD IS FAR TOO VALUABLE TO JUST THROW IT AWAY!" FRITZ EGGER SENIOR (1922 1982)
Wood is the most important material for EGGER. "If we were to allow the destructive exploitation of forests, we would endanger our own existence over the long term. Like nature, we organise our processes in cycles that conserve resources", explains EGGER Group Management on the subject of corporate sustainability. For more information contact Mrs Manuela Leitner:
EGGER FRITZ GmbH
Weiberndorf 20
A-6380 ST.JOHANN IN TIROL / Austria
Tel +43 50 60 010638
Fax +43 50 60090638
E-mail: manuela.leitner@egger.com

With a new brochure dedicated to the environment, EGGER presents the topic of sustainability in a transparent manner.

http://www.egger.at