Ducting systems join Best Environmental Practice PVC Register

by Melanie Basta
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The Vinyl Council of Australia has added a new category – PVC Duct Systems – to its Best Environmental Practice PVC Product Register in response to the growth in the use of low-profile PVC ductwork systems.

The EcoDuct 300 Series is the first product in this category to carry the Vinyl Council’s Best Environmental Practice (BEP) PVC trade mark. This mark is awarded to independently assessed, Best Practice PVC-compliant products that meet stringent life cycle criteria, developed by the Green Building Council of Australia.

Incorporating up to 50 percent recycled PVC, the newly accredited EcoDuct is a low impact, fire retardant duct system that is specifically designed for high-rise apartment applications where limited ceiling spaces are common. It is also 100 percent recyclable at end of life.

The Vinyl Council’s BEP PVC Register covers a wide range of BEP-accredited construction products. PVC Duct Systems joins existing categories covering flooring, resilient wall coverings, pipes & fittings, conduit fittings, fencing, cable and permanent formwork.

Manufacturers of products holding BEP PVC accreditation have undertaken the vigorous, third party assessment process required to verify their minimal environmental impact. The Vinyl Council then vets the certificates and records the products, suppliers and certificate validity on an online register.

“PVC is a versatile material that offers a cost-effective, durable and low maintenance solution for a wide range of construction products,” says chief executive of the Vinyl Council, Sophi MacMillan.

“Best Environmental Practice PVC accreditation is an established quality mark for PVC, or vinyl products that helps specifiers to choose sustainable products manufactured to the most stringent environmental criteria.

“In addition to being recognised in Green Star’s Responsible Building Materials credit, Best Practice PVC is a valuable aid for specifiers and anyone procuring PVC products; and the online register makes it simple to identify those items made to the highest sustainable standards.”

You can find out more at https://vinyl.org.au/in-greenstar/best-practice-pvc-product-register

Image courtesy of The Vinyl Council of Australia.

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