Following a BREEAM assessment, Ballytherm is delighted to have been awarded a rating of A+ for its products in a prestigious Green Guide, the BRE GreenBookLive A BREEAM assessment uses recognised measures of performance, which are set against established benchmarks, to evaluate a product within a building specification, design, construction and use.
The measures used represent a broad range of categories and criteria from energy to ecology. They include aspects related to energy and water use, the internal environment (health and well-being), pollution, transport, materials, waste, ecology and management processes.
The A+ rating, which applies to all of the products manufactured at the Ballytherm site in Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan, is part of the BRE’s Environmental Profiles Scheme.
About the BRE GreenBookLive
The BRE Trust is an independent research and education charity, founded in association with the Building Research Establishment, and dedicated to improving the built environment. BRE Global is its trading subsidiary, responsible for providing independent approval of products and services to ensure that not only are ‘green’ claims substantiated, but that the products also meet performance standards appropriate for their intended use. GreenBookLive is BRE Global’s online database, and is designed to help users find products and services that can help to reduce their environmental impact.
The A+ rating for Ballytherm Products
The A+ rating applies to four Ballytherm products; Cavity Wall, Floor, and Pitched Roof Insulation, all with aluminium foil facing on both sides, and Ballytherm Dry Lining Board Insulation, with Kraft paper facings. This high rating, by an independent and internationally respected approvals body, demonstrates both the high quality of Ballytherm products, and also their environmental credentials.
Using GreenBookLive listed products
Many manufacturers nowadays make claims about the environmental performance of their products. However, such claims are difficult to substantiate; it is necessary to take into account not just the effectiveness of the product during its lifetime, but also its sourcing, processing, and eventual disposal. Ballytherm’s GreenBookLive rating means that customers can be certain that they are using a high-quality product which is also environmentally friendly, and that these benefits can be easily and publicly verified.
To see our listing in Green Guide