Accoya makes the grade for Google as a healthy building product

8 March 2016

A modified wood has found itself highly rated by Google after securing certification in the highest standard for materials that are demonstrated to pose no risk to the environment or to human health.

Accoya, manufactured by Accsys Technologies, has met all the criteria for the Cradle to Cradle (C2C) Product Innovation Institute’s material health certification, achieving the highest standard – platinum.

This represents the highest score in Portico, Google’s Healthy Materials Programme tool. Under this programme, building material and products are evaluated through a rigorous screening process that uses criteria based on established industry standards that value transparency and material health. Products that meet these criteria are available to be specified and procured for Google design and construction projects around the globe.

Accoya received this recent certification having demonstrated it does not contain any so called GREY or x-assessed chemicals, meaning no danger for environment and human health.

As a result the material is now amongst the most highly rated products in Google’s Healthy Materials Portal, Portico, earning 15 out of 16 points.

Paul Clegg, chief executive at Accsys Technologies, said: “It’s fantastic that Accoya has once again been ranked at the highest possible level by achieving C2C Platinum Standard for its Material Health. No other building product has achieved this prestigious accolade which reflects this impressive achievement. As a company we are committed to manufacturing in a socially responsible and eco-friendly way and this award is a further validation of our sustainable products and processes.”

Accoya already holds a C2C Gold overall rating from the institute for the past consecutive five years.