Comines-Warneton, Belgium – June 17, 2022 – Beaulieu Technical Textiles (BTT) has unveiled the next step in its mission to deliver sustainable solutions to customers – product specific Environmental Product Declarations (EPD), an essential tool for communicating sustainability performance – to fully support green certified construction projects by providing accurate information in readily available formats.
The carbon footprint of BTT’s woven geotextiles is amongst the lowest in the industry, making them one of the most sustainable solutions for civil engineering projects. An EPD shows a manufacturer’s commitment to measure and reduce the environmental impact of its products and report these impacts in a very transparent way.
Construction products, like geotextiles, follow the very comprehensive European standard, EN 15804+A2. The third-party verification and approval by the international EPD® System officially demonstrates the low environmental impact of BTT’s geotextile products.
“The environmental reflex is no longer an option or a nice to have. It lies in the heart of what BTT does and what we stand for. This EPD shows that our products fit perfectly in the global drive to reduce our carbon footprint and those of our customers. The use of our woven geotextiles in infrastructure projects reduces CO2-emissions with a factor 10 compared to more conventional methods such as gravel. The official document can be referred to by our customers in bidding for tenders,” said Francis Denoo, Sales Manager, Geotextiles.
All BTT’s woven geotextiles have very low CO2 emissions as demonstrated by the following Global Warming Potential figures:
|Total Global Warming Potential (kg CO2 eq./m²) – Cradle to Gate|
|Terralys LF 17-17||Terralys LF 17-17 C1||Terralys GCL BL 35||Terrabarrier BL365 C3|
|92 g/m²||167 g/m²||110 g/m²||365 g/m²|
EPDs on geosynthetics bring more transparency and help carbon-conscious purchasing and decision making. Registered EPDs are globally recognized, publicly available and free to download through EPD Libraries. Europe’s major EPD programmes launched the “ECO Platform” to ensure a degree of uniformity within the framework of the EN 15804 standard.