Building green while staying cool
Customers throughout the world are requesting an ever greater number of products and solutions that meet increasingly strict environmental requirements. Green building is one of the expressions of this trend: The effort to work environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building’s life-cycle.
COOL-FIT 2.0, the revolutionary pre-insulated plastic piping system by GF Piping Systems, can help achieve relevant green building declarations like DGNB, BREEAM, and LEED. It fulfills important requirements necessary for the overall building assessment:
COOL-FIT 2.0 is free of HBCD, halogens and halogenated blowing agents. It contains also no chlorinated paraffins and neither lead nor tin.
It contains no other substance of very high concern according to the REACH criteria of the European Chemicals Agency or any candidate substance.
It does not lead to toxic or corrosive fumes in case of fire, protecting both inhabitants and environment from additional risks and hazards.
GF Piping System as the producer is certified according to ISO 14001 for its environmental management system and the Georg Fischer Corporation publishes sustainability reports according to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). Energy efficiency and climate and environmental protection are strategically anchored as key elements in our product development processes.
COOL-FIT 2.0 is manufactured in Switzerland. This premium system for efficient cooling is the result of strict quality management (ISO 9001) and health and safety management (OHSAS 18001). Its unique qualities improve the overall performance of each building.
“COOL-FIT 2.0 helps to save at least 30 percent of energy compared to traditional cooling systems and thus reduces operating costs and CO2 emissions drastically”, says Daniel Dossenbach, Head of Pre-Insulated Systems at GF Piping Systems. “It is a product that combines economic and environmental benefits very well.”
Its longevity, at least 25 years of usage within a building, and its non-corrosive nature lead to additionally saved resources related to maintenance, repairs and replacements. While many conventional insulation materials can lose their insulation effect by absorbing moisture (rain or air humidity), COOL-FIT 2.0 is protected by its PE jacket tube and virtually watertight.
COOL-FIT 2.0 helps building green while staying cool. For more information please visit here to learn more about the advantages of this revolutionary system.
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