Low Carbon Footprint

Geolam’s premium hybrid boards – an ecologically responsible approach

On the Tetiaora Atoll in Polynesia, Geolam's Premium profiles were used in the construction of the eco-resort The Brando. This eco-friendly hotel complex was designed entirely with the environment in mind and according to the most demanding ecological principles.

It was awarded the prestigious LEED Platinum certification as a result of six years of collaboration between owners, designers, architects and Geolam. It remains the first hotel in French Polynesia to achieve LEED certification. Although more demanding, this certification is comparable in spirit to the concept of High Environmental Quality in France, but the ultimate LEED Platinum certification is the result of a systematic policy of implementing practical and measurable solutions, related among other things to the choice of materials, and aims to achieve optimal performance in terms of sustainable development.

When Geolam’s performance was compared with natural hardwoods, it was found to have the lowest carbon footprint, in particular because it does not involve the destruction of equatorial forests, but above all because it consists of a minimum of 90% recycled materials. Finally, unlike natural wood, Geolam requires no annual treatment and has a lower slip coefficient than natural materials. It was these considerations that led to Geolam being awarded the prestigious Japanese Eco Mark; reflecting the totally benign nature of this material for both indoor and outdoor applications.

Through a combination of advanced technologies, Geolam minimizes the carbon footprint of its profiles and thus contributes to the realization of buildings that meet the highest environmental standards.




Our ecological and responsible approach

Geolam's success is based on over 250 WPC and WHS patents and quality certificates



Environmental Standard

Since our Geolam WPC products are made from recycled materials and are themselves recyclable, they comply with the extremely strict JIS A 5741 standard awarded by Japan’s national laboratory that classifies recycled composite woods. This certification guarantees that the product is free from toxic substances. It assesses all the components used, their quality and their performance, as well as the safety and environmental friendliness of the composite wood products.
The classification of our Geolam WPC products:
R90 Made from a minimum of 90% recycled material
W50 50% wood
PP Type of plastic: polypropylene
40 40% plastic
EX-II For outdoor use

An outstanding CO2 balance

The issue of durability and of reduced carbon footprint is becoming increasingly important in the Construction sector. An ecological building contributes to human health, respects the planet, and increases building value. The Japanese Wood Plastic Industry Committee completed these tests in February 2008. They showed that the manufacturing of Geolam composite woods has a smaller ecologic footprint than do tropical woods and all other composite woods. Thanks to the exclusive use of recycled softwoods and of recycled polypropylene, the technology used allows for the reduction of CO2 during the production by 53.6% compared to conventional products. In addition, because Geolam is manufactured with recycled materials, our products themselves are 100% recyclable, a perfect example of ecological stewardship.

Prestigious awards