By keeping moisture and condensation out of the building envelope and enabling the installation of green roofs, Henry waterproofing membranes make commercial structures more livable, long-lasting, and energy efficient. But those aren’t the only ways that our waterproofing membranes support building sustainability. At Henry we’re proud to say that three of our waterproofing systems have been awarded the “Red List Free” label by the International Living Future Institute™ (ILFI), a non-profit group that promotes eco-friendly building standards.
What is the “Red List”?
The ILFI compiled the Living Building Challenge (LBC) “Red List” to identify the least sustainable, worst-in-class materials, chemicals and elements used in the building industry. These are substances known to pollute the environment, bio-accumulate up the food chain until they reach toxic levels, or harm factory workers. To help builders reduce and eventually eliminate the use of such substances, the ILFI developed the “Declare” label.
Think of the Declare label as a nutrition label for building products – one that manufacturers like Henry can use to voluntarily disclose information about their building product ingredients. Declare labels identify where a product comes from, what it’s made of, and where it goes at the end of its useful life.
“Red List Free” waterproofing membranes from Henry
Following a rigorous review of their product supply chain and ingredients, three Henry waterproofing membranes have been certified “LBC Red List Free” – the highest possible Declaration Status available.
It means that building designers, developers, contractors, and homeowners can trust that these waterproofing membranes meet the leading green building standards, including LEED and WELL Certifications. LBC Red List Free designated waterproofing membranes from Henry include:
Ultimately, the designation of these Henry waterproofing membranes as LBC Red List Free products demonstrates our commitment to a more sustainable future for the construction industry and the planet. Any manufacturer can just say their products are “green,” but at Henry we have the third-party receipts to prove it!
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