Sustainability & Circularity

Beddeleem wants to minimise the environmental impact of its activities, products and services.

From the initial concept design of a product we take account of the after-use phase, extending the product’s useful life.
Important metrics for this include the use of material, the degree of adaptability and the process.

We strive not to have any waste at the end of a product’s life cycle. Indeed, many of our products are completely or very largely reusable and as such have several "lives".

The materials or products that cannot be reused in their existing state are either returned to nature or recycled and used once again as inputs to make new products.

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Circular construction

As a sustainable company, Beddeleem aims to apply the principles of the circular economy as much as possible and to ensure the circularity of its products.

Well thought-out use of materials is important in order to further reduce our environmental footprint.

Beddeleem always works to the client’s specifications: whether for recycling or repair of products, new-build or complete circularity, we seek to think along with you !

3 types of circularity of Beddeleem products

REUSE

= circular use : replacement with the same components

Beddeleem has been applying this for years: partitions are stored with the client and replaced.
In addition, our new facility has a storage area for dismantled partitions and parts for possible reuse at other locations.

REMAKE   |   REPAIR

= reuse : reworking components into new components

Reworking recovered worktops or partition panels into new…

RECYCLE

= recycling, processing into new raw materials

The raw materials used in Beddeleem partitions (glass, aluminium, chipboard, steel, gypsum and rock wool) can be recycled after use to make a new equivalent product.

 

 

 

 

Cradle to Cradle TM

Beddeleem participates in a circular economy in which the materials are either returned to nature or recycled and re-used to create new products. 
We target zero waste after the life cycle of a product.

To this end, Beddeleem pursues the ‘Cradle to Crad le Certified TM Product Standard’ during the design process.

Beddeleem already has different products under the Cradle to Cradle® banner and aims to get even more products certified in the future. Both by modifying existing products and taking into account the principles when designing new products.

Cradle to Cradle Silver certificat 

Cradle to Cradle Bronze certificat

C2C® revolves around the following 5 criteria:

Material Health

Beddeleem endeavours to investigate and assess all the ingredients of all products in terms of their impact on public health and the environment. Accordingly, safer and healthier options are sought wherever necessary.

Material reutilization

Beddeleem products are mostly made of glass, aluminium and steel. These products are biodegradable and are designed in such a way that many of the elements can be re-used again and again with the same quality level.

Renewable energy and carbon management

Beddeleem produces sustainable energy by means of solar panels with a view to covering all its own electricity needs. The 30,000 m² roof on our factory in Nazareth has more than 5,500 solar panels, which equates to around 1.1 megawatts peak capacity. Around 50% of this is for own use and 50% is fed back to the grid.

Water stewardship

Beddeleem uses water during the coating process and ensures that the water used is purified before being discharged back into the sewerage system. 

Social fairness and biodiversity

Beddeleem products are socially sustainable. Motivated and healthy employees are, after all, important to productivity and image.

Timber

The optimum use of certified wood with the PEFC or FSC® label that guarantees to the customer that the wood has been sourced from responsibly managed forests and/or contributes to the responsible management of our forests.

The Beddeleem Group is committed to introducing the PEFC and FSC® “Chain of Custody” (control chain) management systems at its production site in Nazareth.

PEFC

The PEFC certificate was awarded for the first time on 21 May 2012. The certificate is valid until 20 May 2022.

Although the PEFC certificate only applies to moveable partition walls, the Beddeleem Group's main focus is to assimilate as many sustainable base products as possible into the production process, irrespective of the customer’s requirements.

Certificate PEFC

FSC

The FSC® certificate was awarded for the first time on 21 May 2013. The FSC® certificate applies to wood window and door assemblies and their accessories. The certificate is valid until 20 May 2023.

Certificate FSC

Foster a more sustainable environment with BREEAM, LEED and other labels

BREEAM and LEED, the two most important sustainability certificates for buildings, each with their own criteria and methods of assessment.

BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method)

An originally British sustainability label, developed by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) in the early 1990s and originally intended for the British real estate sector. At the beginning of this century, it was also rolled out in other countries.

Read more about BREEAM

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)

The American counterpart, developed by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).

Read more about LEED

Both work with a system in which buildings are assessed in different sustainability categories and credits are earned which lead to a total score with accompanying certificate (for BREEAM : from Pass, Good, Very Good, Excellent to Outstanding - for LEED : from Certified, Silver, Gold to Platinum).

Thanks to our Cradle-to-Cradle, FSC and PEFC certificates, Beddeleem contributes to the sustainability performance of buildings and we help the client to obtain credits for certificates such as BREEAM, LEED,...         

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