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What is Eco by Cosentino®?

Eco by Cosentino® is a product created from recycled materials. Eco by Cosentino® is an original product manufactured from 50% of recycled materials such as mirror, glass, porcelain, earthenware and vitrified ash. Even 94% of the water used in its manufacturing process is re-used. Eco by Cosentino® is a new product that embraces sustainability, design and quality and that has produced a new category of recycled surfaces.

These are an ecological alternative to similar surfaces available for construction and design applications. Eco was created by a comprehensive research and development project carried out by the multinational Spanish company which has reinvested a major part of its annual income in promoting new technologies to create this state-of-the-art product. All the manufacturing processes comply with high environmental standards; which makes Eco by Cosentino® a highly sustainable and unique product.

ECO by Cosentino® Certifications

International certifications for environmental commitment.

ECO by Cosentino® has been accredited by the following international certifications, which confirm the competence of Cosentino in designing a high-quality and completely sustainable recycled surface. ECO is very proud to state that these certifications are only awarded to those products meeting very strict requirements.

This represents a major revolution in the stone industry. A surface designed for a future of sustainable construction.

ECO by Cosentino® and LEED: This acronym stands for “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design”. LEED is a US recognized green building certification system developed by the US Green Building Council. LEED promotes design and construction practices which are both sustainable and environmentally friendly.

The LEED rating system is also recognized in many countries throughout the world. Construction and architectural projects using this system are awarded with LEED credits, taking into account five green design categories: sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources and indoor environmental quality.

ECO by Cosentino® complies with all the standards required for this certification in the construction industry.

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Environmental Declaration of Products

EPD

Life- Cycle Analysis (LCA) is a pioneering tool within the area of sustainable politics and actions. It investigates and evaluates the environmental impacts of a product or service during all stages of its existence (extraction, production, distribution, use and waste).

Last year, Cosentino Group was analyzed under these strict evaluations, not only for the environmental impact of Eco production in factories, but also all its indirect and associated processes. They include more than 1500 productive processes and 200 raw materials.

The Cosentino Group becomes the first company worldwide in the quartz worktops sector to obtain an Environmental Declaration of Products (EPD), that certifies its Life-cycle analysis.

The Environmental Product Declaration granted by “ The International EPD Consortium” is the most recognized international certification, with more than 140 products of more than 100 companies in 9 countries. This statement is certified by an independent checker and it is totally transparent and comparable, as its results can be freely checked.

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