Global GreenTagCert™ LCARate Gold (Streamlined), GreenRate Level A Certified, patented Stormtech™ Slimline manifold drainage system with increased drainage capacity, made from stainless steel and uPVC for high performance exterior commercial and residential drainage applications.
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The product has achieved LCARate Gold and GreenRate Level A for GBCA third party certification.
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GreenTagCert™ LCARate Assessment
Integrated Design Synergy
Stormtech™ Slimline Manifold Drain System has not been assessed under this criterion. Product does not create synergy within other building systems and hence this SAC is deemed 'Not Applicable'.
Stormtech™Slimline Manifold Drain System has been attributed a score of 0.25 on a scale of -1 to 1 where 0 is neutral and 1 is worst case BAU under SAC-2 Life Cycle Assessment - Greenhouse. The lower the score, the better the product performs in this category. Product achieves Green house gas emissions (GGE) of 20.46 Kg CO2-e/linear meter of drainage system used over the lifespan of 50 years.
GGE are comprised of negative impacts from CO2 and other greenhouse gases emitted as well as positive impacts from sink effects where the product or material comprises carbon bound up from the atmosphere.
Stormtech™ Slimline Manifold Drain System has been attributed a score of 0.25 on a scale of 0 to 1 where 0 is neutral and 1 is worst case BAU under SAC-3 Life Cycle Assessment - Health. The lower the score, the better the product performs in this category.
CAUTIONARY ASSESSMENT PROCESS (ESCAP)
Issues of Concern / Red Lights
The products have successfully passed the Ecospecifier Cautionary Assessment Process (ESCAP) and no issues of concern or red lights comments exist regarding the toxicity of the products. The manufacturer of Stormtech™ Slimline Manifold Drain System has a non-certified EMS and has demonstrated a commitment to continuous improvement of environmental practices.
The product contains Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC). PVC's durability, long performance life, resilience to moisture and low maintenance requirements make it a commonly used product. The first step in production of PVC is making the monomer, vinyl chloride. This process involves chlorine gas and may involve mercury in the case of other manufacturers (see Glossary). Vinyl Chloride monomer (VCM) is a Category 1 carcinogen with potential worker health impacts during manufacture. Contemporary air filtration minimises OH&S implications. Disposal via incineration (unlikely in Australia) can produce dioxins.
Life Cycle Assessment - Global GreenTag LCA EcoPoints
Stormtech™ Slimline Manifold Drain System has been attributed a score of 0.22 on a scale of 0 to 1 where 0 is neutral and 1 is worst case BAU under SAC-4 Life Cycle Assessment - LCA EcoPoints, based on the comparison to the Business as Usual (BAU) exterior drainage system.
Stormtech Pty Ltd, the manufacturer of the product, has undergone a Life Cycle Assessment of its Slimline Manifold Drain System with data reflecting the supply chain of the product, but elected not to proceed with the onsite audit of its manufacturing facility, which is recognised by the GreenTag Rating with a 'Streamlined' attribute.
An LCA EcoPoint within the Global GreenTag Standard is the weighted results of the Cradle to End of Life LCA analysis of the building material, compared to a 'Business as Usual' or typical worst case scenario product used within the market. The LCA EcoPoint score for a product is determined by product raw materials composition, manufacturing processes and transportation impacts and includes any required preparation and directly associated components.
The life cycle impacts considered by the LCA EcoPoint score include:
- Energy and Fuel use
- Air Pollution
- Ozone Depletion
- Human Health
- Ecosystem Quality
- Eco-Toxins and Waste
- Resource Depletion
- Water Pollution
Biodiversity - Physical Impacts
Stormtech™ Slimline Manifold Drain System has been attributed a score of 0.38 on a scale of -1 to 1 where 0 is neutral and 1 is worst case BAU under SAC-5 Biodiversity - Physical Impacts (non-LCA). The biodiversity impacts associated with the product arise from iron ore extraction for steel production, and from petroleum extraction for uPVC production.
Stormtech™ Slimline Manifold Drain System has been attributed a score of 0.70 of a scale of 0 to 1 where 0 is best case scenario and 1 is worst case BAU under SAC-6 Corporate Social Responsibility.
Stormtech Pty Ltd has not been involved in any litigation in the past 5 years and has demonstrated compliance with relevant social and environmental legislative or other legal requirements.
Yes, supplier public claims on products' environmental performance are verified as compliant with ISO 14021 'Environmental Labels and Declarations - Self-Declared Environmental Claims' (Type II Environmental Labelling requirements).
Stormtech™ Slimline Manifold Drain System has been compared to a composite exterior drainage system consisting of anodised aluminium architectural grate and galvanised steel fittings, which serves as the business as usual for the exterior stormwater and wastewater drainage product category. The life cycle inventory data compiled for the BAU product was obtained from industry studies.
GreenTagCert™ GreenRate Assessment
As per SAC2 - LCA Greenhouse.
As per SAC3 - LCA - Health.
Environmental Management Systems (EMS)
The company operates under a non-certified EMS at their manufacturing facility.
Stormtech Pty Ltd underwent the LCA for Special Assembly Stormtech™ Slimline Manifold Drain System, with water footprint of the product to be found equal to 264.8L per linear meter of drainage system used over the lifespan of 50 years (not including water discharged using the product over its lifespan).
As per SAC6 - Corporate Social Responsibility.
FITNESS FOR PURPOSE
Product demonstrates compliance with ATS 5200.040:2005 'Technical Specification for plumbing and drainage products, Part 040: Waste pipe connection outlets and gratings, separate or integral' Standard requirements for waste fittings, and with other relevant national fitness for purpose standards.
Please see the 'Green Specifications' tab above for more details.
Stormtech™ stocks replacement parts for all products. Replacement parts are available directly at Stormtech™ or through distributors.
PRODUCT STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM
Yes, Stormtech Pty Ltd offers a publically available Product Stewardship Program (PSP) for Slimline Manifold Drain System, which entails arrangements with their customers to take back products at the end of the product's in-use phase. The company will provide appropriate arrangements to collect off-cuts and end-of-life products for recycling into new products or recycling by an external facility (collection service is currently limited to the metro areas of Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne).
DESIGN FOR DISASSEMBLY
The product can be easily disassembled, with parts consisting of homogenous materials and being fully recyclable.
Product does not adversely affect Indoor Environment Quality.
Information last verified on 3 February 2015. Certification valid until 7 February 2017.