The sustainability credentials of InfraBuild’s products
There are the many ways InfraBuild’s (formerly LIBERTY OneSteel) products and services can help you gain more points when using national building rating tools:
- Four Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs)
- Sustainable manufacturing such as Polymer Injection Technology (PIT)
- Guides and advice on design optimisation to minimise the quantity of material consumed
- Designs and products that reduce wastage, such as prefabricated reinforcing cages and mats
- Material–efficient products such as higher strength and ductile steels.
Our EPDs are independently verified and registered documents that outline the environmental impact of a product throughout its lifecycle, providing transparency for better material selection. EPDs are recognised by the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA) and the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA).
With InfraBuild’s EPDs, up to three additional points are available by choosing our products for your project.
How can you acquire points with ISCA’s IS Rating Scheme?
There are six points available in the material category of the IS rating scheme. Up to three of these points are awarded for reducing the lifecycle environmental impact of materials used and a further three points are available to encourage the procurement of material with environmental product labels, such as an EPD.
ISCA recognises the value of InfraBuild’s third party certified EPDs, which are also compliant with EN15804.
The use of InfraBuild structural steel or reinforcing products with EPDs on an infrastructure project will entitle the project to be rewarded with at least one point in this category. The IS rating scheme awards up to three points if there are sufficient materials with recognised EPDs, such as those associated with the InfraBuild products.
How can you acquire points in the GBCA Green Star tool?
The material category in the Green Star tool aims to address consumption of resources by lowering the impact of the materials used and reducing waste. The tool consists of four material sub categories.
InfraBuild’s products and services can facilitate the rewarding of points through:
- Life cycle impacts
- Responsible building materials
- Sustainable products
- Construction and demolition waste
Article published on Monday, 01 July 2019