Whiteboard walls are increasingly being incorporated into the preliminary design phase of a construction project when the functionality of a building is being determined. Assembly then takes place on the construction site. Handling waste materials is just one example of the impact on sustainability in that construction phase.
We emphasize that a whiteboard officially falls within the catergorie of furnishing elements and therefore does not officially have to meet BREEAM-NL standards. Nevertheless, we want to show in this article how our product can contribute to the client’s sustainability goal.
- Construction Site Management
Purpose: To promote the responsible management of the construction site and its impact on the environment.
Our contribution: Chameleon assembly teams work according to the guidelines of the Conscious Builders manual. Assembly can be planned with the goal of minimizing inconvenience. Tools comply with guidelines, such as dust extraction on machines.
2. Waste management
Goal: minimize raw material consumption through effective waste management.
Our contribution: Chameleon whiteboard panels are custom manufactured in our own factory, so that only assembly is required on the construction site. This prevents residual waste on the construction site.
Panels are also transported to the final location without packaging, with only a reusable intermediate carton. This reduces the amount of packaging waste to zero. There is thus no need for separation or recycling, which represents the full BREEAM score. By the way, we apply waste separation of plastics, wood, cardboard, metals and other materials entirely according to ISO14001:2015 certification.
3. tantiated origin of materials
Goal: To encourage the use of materials with substantiated/responsible sourcing in main building components.
Our contribution: Chameleon whiteboard panels contain an MDF core made entirely of FSC®-certified (license code: C137061) wood. This means that we can provide verified proof that the materials used come from responsible forest management. Moreover, the wood is traceable throughout the chain, from the forest to the finished product.
4. Materials with low environmental impact
Purpose: To identify and encourage the use of materials with low environmental impact throughout the building life cycle.
Our contribution: As a manufacturer, we calculate annually the total Co2 emissions released when producing our products. We offset these emissions by planting new forest through the CBF-certified Trees For All foundation.
A Chameleon whiteboard is a quality durable product with a lifetime guarantee of functionality. This means that the product remains writable throughout the life of a building.
Healthy indoor air
Purpose: To promote healthy and good indoor air quality by ensuring that the construction and finishing materials used produce low emissions of harmful, volatile organic compounds and other pollutants.
Our contribution: The Chameleon enamel whiteboard surface has the Indoor Advantage™ Gold certification: the enamel surface meets the Indoor Air Quality certification (SCS-EC10.3-2014 v3.0) for ‘open plan and private office workstation’ parameters and ‘School classroom’ parameters. Registration No.: SCS-IAQ-02139.
The adhesive in our products does not contain volatile organic compounds. The lacquer we use for the edges of our whiteboards is water-based.
Curious about our general sustainability spearheads? Check them out here.