with tiles by Villeroy & Boch
Tiles by Villeroy & Boch meet every aspect of the international parameters required for “sustainable building”. All over the world, our tiles feature in architectural projects that are classified by the German DGNB, the American LEED and the British BREEAM.
The closed manufacturing processes that include both traditional and state-of-the-art technologies, such as digital print, meet the very highest environmental standards. All raw materials used in the ceramic mass, glazes and pastes, as well as for packaging the tiles, are evaluated according to strict ecological principles.
The entire manufacturing process avoids emissions into the water, soil and air that would have a detrimental effect on the environment. Heat recovery and continuous energy efficiency measures, as well as environmentally aware waste management, are testimony to the environmental compatibility of our production. At least 85% of the waste produced is recycled. The waste water generated by the manufacturing process and the solids it contains are almost entirely re-used. Thanks to heat recovery, CO2-emissions can be reduced by about 3000 tons per year.
Continous quality control
Not only manufacturing considerations but also the lasting quality of the designs of our tiles earn them the “sustainable building” accolade at international level. Both manufacture and the products themselves are continuously assessed in accordance with the latest independent system and product certifications.