Designed to reflect the environmental impact of building materials from the cradle to the grave, the Green Guide assesses the performance of a product over 13 categories, including mineral resource extraction, fossil fuel depletion and waste disposal. An overall Green Guide rating is then produced ranging from A+ to E, with A+ indicating the best environmental performance for the specified type of building element.
Awarded an A+ rating in the Green Guide, the Kingspan Off-Site Fabrik Façade System is a lightweight, high performance external cladding solution. Comprising a high-strength external façade on a glass reinforced concrete backing, factory-fixed to a Kingspan Architectural Carrier System, the system provides a completely unitised and insulated wall solution. Suitable for use with steel, timber or concrete frame structures, the Kingspan Off-Site Fabrik Façade panels offer design flexibility, with a wide choice of external finishes and textures available.
Gilbert McCarthy, managing director at Kingspan Off-Site, comments: With the Kingspan Off-Site Fabrik Façade System achieving a Green Guide rating of A+, designers can take a holistic approach to a building design incorporating environmental sustainability, without having to compromise on the architectural vision. Rated A+, the façade system is ideal for a range of different applications including hospitals, educational buildings and housing.