Monday, October 30, 2023
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ADLER is all ready to serve the industrial market with its exceptional products that can pave the way to DGNB Platinum-certified buildings – for windows and wooden facades as well as for interior design. The company now aims to achieve another benchmark for sustainable construction with the DGNB certification.
At ADLER, the planners and processors hold high regard for this certificate. The leading Austrian paint manufacturer’s range includes a coating structure that achieves the highest DGNB quality level 4 for every area of application and every desired look : for wooden facades, wooden and wood-aluminum windows as well as for interior work.
Unlike common certificates, DGNB (German Society for Sustainable Building) does not check the quality of individual products or components, but rather that of the entire building. It is now one of the important prerequisite for achieving the coveted- platinum rating is the ecological quality of the building materials. All processed products must be recorded and evaluated in order to achieve the required overall degree of fulfillment of 80%. Paints, varnishes and wood stains play an important role, explains Lukas Zilger, architectural advisor for the Austrian paint manufacturer ADLER in central and northern Germany: “Coatings form, so to speak, the final layer of the building, which is why particularly high requirements apply to them in terms of the environment and health. Accordingly, they also contribute an above-average share to the DGNB rating.”
All requirement met-
Coating materials are affected by DGNB criteria in two areas. On one hand, their VOC, i.e. solvent content, is assessed. “If a surface is coated at the factory – by the window manufacturer or carpenter – all water-based standard structures from ADLER reach the highest quality level 4, and we can also offer numerous variants at this level for coating on the construction site,” explains Lukas Zilger. This also applies to the second evaluation criterion, which looks at the impregnation. If the impregnation contains chemical wood protection, quality level 3 is always the upper limit. But ADLER also offers coating structures without wood preservatives for windows and facades, with which the often required level 4 and at the same time waste wood class 2 can be achieved for recycling the wood.
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