The database is a platform of the Living Building Challenge, one of the building industry’s most rigorous and ambitious performance standards. Considered the "nutrition label" for the industry, and widely regarded as the most advanced green building standard in the world, the Declare label offers unprecedented transparency into the ingredients, sourcing, and manufacturing of labelled products.
Strandboard has earned the highest possible Declare label – "Red List Free". This means that the product is completely free of "Red List" materials which builders may not use if construction is to meet the criteria of the Living Building Challenge. Living Building Challenge’s "Red List" includes ingredients such as asbestos, formaldehyde (added), and wood treatments such as creosote, arsenic or pentachlorophenol.
Strandfloor is a high-density reconstituted wood panel, bonded with moisture resistant resin and wax, specifically formulated for use as residential and commercial interior floor platforms. Manufactured in New Zealand, Strandboard has unrivalled environmental credentials using only a fraction of the energy and carbon emitted in producing a concrete floor.
"We are extremely proud to be leading the field in Australasia when it comes to being transparent about what’s in our products," says Richard Pollington, GM, Laminex NZ.
"Laminex NZ has put sustainability at the top of our business agenda, and we’ve created our GREENfirst initiative to drive an innovative culture when it comes to matters of sustainability. I’d like to thank AUT and Jasmax for their enthusiasm, encouragement and support in applying for the Declare label and it has given us the confidence to put more of our products forward in the coming months."
"Laminex NZ is blazing a new path as Australasia’s first company to disclose all its ingredients for a product using our Declare protocol,” said Jason McLennan, CEO of the International Living Future Institute and founder of the Living Building Challenge. "This is real leadership towards a safer future where we know what's in our products."