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.
Geolam's success is based on over 250 WPC and WHS patents and quality certificates
|R90||Made from a minimum of 90% recycled material|
|PP||Type of plastic: polypropylene|
|EX-II||For outdoor use|
An outstanding CO2 balance