Ecosustainable life cycle

Environmental sustainability

The MVB Research and Development office has always promoted the study, production and implementation of eco-sustainable products which offer concrete advantages to customers, end users and the environment. Each phase of the life cycle of our products has been optimized to minimize the environmental impact, from the choice of raw materials to the production processes, up to the management of the life cycle and the recycling/reuse of the product itself.

The choice of raw material

We collaborate with local suppliers, close to our production site, to limit emissions related to transport and enhance high quality “recycled” materials, thanks to a careful selection and a constant attention during processing.

Production process

MVB products are made without the use of ovens and at low temperatures. The production processes are made with minimal water consumption and they do not contribute to overheating of the environment and do not release CO2.

Installation and maintenance

It takes place “cold” and “dry”, without emissions of polluting fumes and without the use of synthetic substances such as glues or adhesives. The maintenance required is minimal and the products can be replaced without demolition processes.

Recycling and new life

After the end of their life cycle, MVB products can be recycled and converted into inert substances which are reincorporated into the production cycle as a secondary raw material.
Sustainable projects

LEED® credits and product mapping

The LEED® rating system is based on the attribution of credits that determine the sustainability of a project or building. Used in over 160 countries, it represents today the most authoritative and universally recognized system for the certification of buildings designed, constructed and managed in a sustainable and efficient way.

Although olny buildings can obtain LEED® certification, the use of LEED® compliant products is essential for obtaining the certification. MVB offers high-quality products that contribute to obtaining LEED® credits for projects in four main areas.

ProductAll MVB productsDraining floorsGREEN ACTIVE productsS.R.I. certified surfaces
ScopeMaterials and Resources – MRSustainable sites – SS
Water efficiency – WE
Innovation & Design Process – IDSustainable sites – SS
CreditsUp to 9 creditsUp to 5 creditsUp to 5 creditsUp to 2 credits
DescriptionAll MVB products are recyclable, reusable and made from regional raw materials.MVB permeable floors contribute to the protection of aquifers and vegetation, mitigate the heat and have low water consumption.GREEN ACTIVE products naturally reduce pollutants in the atmosphere thanks to photocatalytic concrete.Products with S.R.I. certified reduce the heat island effect, decreasing the heating of paved surfaces.
Compliance with C.A.M.

Minimum Environmental Criteria

MVB products satisfy the provisions of 8 chapters of the Minimum Environmental Criteria (C.A.M.), defined in the Official Journal no. 259 of 6 November 2017 – Minimum environmental criteria for the awarding of design services and works for new construction, renovation and maintenanceand related updates listed in the Official Gazette. n. 183 of 6 August 2022 – Minimum Environmental Criteria for the assignment of design and execution services for building interventions.

MVB is able to provide test reports and certificates that attest the compliance with the required performances, demonstrating compliance with individual criteria, including:

  • Certificates of use of recycled materials
  • Maintenance of permeability
  • Reduction of the impact on the microclimate
  • End of life and disassembly (reuse) of products

The designer is required to present a technical report, attaching the documentation provided, in which the characteristics of the products are highlighted in compliance with the individual required criteria.

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