Building a sustainable footprint

Helping you meet your green building goals.

Humanising Quiet is the interweaving of environmental sustainability, human wellness and safety into every project we take on, in our global vision to create more productive and conducive, working and living spaces for humans.

Vision and mission statement

Our vision

Our purpose is to actively support a sustainable built environment for the planet and its people.

Our mission

Create long term value for our planet, its people and business through robust Environmental Social Governance (ESG), actively operating for a circular economy and setting holistic sustainable development goals that support the built environment and textile manufacturing value chain.

Our Initiatives

ISO 14001 and ISO 9001

Manufacturing to International Standards

Assessed against International Standards of ISO 14001 and ISO 9001, our manufacturing processes deliver quality, high-level service and products, while reducing our impact.

Generated using 40%
solar energy

Powered by solar

The use of solar panels attached to our key factory locations also means that your favorite acoustic products are generated using around 30-40% onsite renewables – powered by the sun. 

Eco labels
available

Environmental Product Declarations (EPD)

We are working on supplying environmental labels by way of Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) for our most popular products, including third-party verification for our Declare Red List Free labels. 

Commencing
in 2023

Carbon footprint tracking

To deliver on our mission, 2023 will mark the commencement of our third-party carbon footprint audit, conducted across all areas of the global business. This will help us to set goals for the future, measure and benchmark effectively.

Waste Convertion

Converting waste
into innovation

A minimum of 60% recycled PET is used in our FilaSorb™ felt products. This recycled PET is sourced from bottles that would normally go to landfill, closing the loop on a valuable resource.

Number of bottles we're diverting from landfill
 
Number of bottles we're diverting from landfill
 

Acoufelt’s FilaSorb™ felt products are all made from post consumer recycled plastic drink bottles, diverted from landfill.

The discarded drink bottles are cleaned and cut into flakes before being melted and extruded into fibers of natural white color.

The regenerated fibers are clean and odorless like virgin fibers.

The regenerated fibers are then colored or printed and used to construct brand new products like panels, shapes and baffles.

Acoufelt’s QuietBack™ carpet tiles and FilaSorb™ collections are all made from post consumer recycled plastic drink bottles, diverted from landfill.

The discarded drink bottles are cleaned and cut into flakes before being melted and extruded into fibers of natural white color.

The regenerated fibers are clean and odorless like virgin fibers.

The regenerated fibers are then colored or printed and used to construct brand new products like carpet tiles, panels and baffles.

Supporting green building teams through product transparency

We know material safety and transparency is important for green building teams, so we are working on supplying environmental labels by way of Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) for our most popular products. Moreover, we’re seeking to achieve additional third-party verification for our Declare Red List Free labels.

You can learn more about each of our eco labels below.

Declare® provides a free and simple database and transparency labels, to help project teams choose the healthiest products on the market and meet the stringent materials requirements of the Living Building Challenge® (LBC), the world’s most rigorous building performance standard.

The LBC Red List represents the “worst in class” substances, prevalent in the building products industry, known to pose serious risks to human health and the greater ecosystem. These substances should be phased out of production due to human and/or environmental health and toxicity concerns.

Acoufelt WoodBeQuiet™ planks and FilaSorb™ felt collections have received “LBC Red List Free” declaration status – having disclosed 100% of product ingredients at or above 100 ppm (0.01%) in the final product and not containing any Red List chemicals. They have been shown to meet the requirements of the Living Building Challenge (LBC) Red List and Healthy Interior Performance Imperatives.

SCS is an international leader in third-party certification and standards development in environmental, sustainability and quality performance. Our customers can be assured that products labelled with the SCS certification marks are consistently meeting the performance requirements of this standard.

Acoufelt FilaSorb™ products receive Indoor Advantage Gold certification for Indoor Air Quality. The Indoor Advantage and Indoor Advantage Gold standard aligns with both ANSI/BIFMA M7 and X7.1, and CA 01350. It is recognised by the EPA and GSA, and qualifies for many building rating systems, including LEED v4, BREEAM, WELL Building and Living Building Challenge.

FilaSorb™ products achieve Indoor Advantage Gold certification through meeting the high standard for California Department of Public Health (CDPH) compliance, determined by comparing the calculated emission concentration or emission factor to the applicable Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emission criteria.

Supporting green building teams meet rating system criteria

To help green building teams achieve green rating system certification, we’ve created the below documentation that outlines how Acoufelt products can contribute points toward WELL (IWBI) and Green Star (GBCA) certifications.

Meet our Material and Sustainability Manager,
Karina Deboar

Acoufelt have always been conscious of the products we manufacture, ensuring they are comprised of components that are safe for humans, and include as much recycled content as possible. In mid-2022, a decision to move from my role in Product Development to ‘Material & Sustainability Manager’ was a natural progression for me, as not only do I love creating beautiful and functional products, but I also feel a calling to advocate for manufacturing that looks after our planet.

As a business, we can’t deny that the built environment is a major culprit of global emissions. To play our part in tackling climate change, we have re-thought our approach to what a ‘sustainable’ product or practice is, and it all starts with knowing how our materials and operational practices affect the planet and its people.

Our wish-list of initiatives is continually growing, and I am excited to share our journey towards reducing our impact alongside developing beautiful and functional acoustic products for interiors.

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