We’re proud that our products come with complete transparency – so you can create buildings that support human and environmental health. Our Declared acoustic pendants show a full material story, life expectancy, final assembly locations and end-of-life options so you can be confident you are specifying products you can trust and that meet the requirements of leading green building standards.
Transparency for healthy products
More than ever, the design industry is demanding transparency. Through self-disclosure of ingredients, sourcing, and life cycle information, Declare labels show that our product range is one that you can trust. We’re proud to share that our Blade, Linea, Vapor Echo and Vapor Echo Cylinder acoustic pendants are all DECLARE listed.
Why we Declare
“Standardized certifications, like Declare, are aligned with our commitment and also show how products really measure up. Declare allows our products to qualify for LEED points under material and ingredient reporting, so we can work with firms that really value sustainability.” -Kara Chiconi, Director of Media, Marketing and Partnerships
What is Declare?
Declare is a transparency platform and product database that is changing the materials marketplace. A Declare Label answers three questions:
- Where does a product come from?
- What is it made of?
- Where does it go at the end of its life?
The Declare label acts like a nutrition label but for building products, designed to help you quickly identify products that meet your project requirements. The labels disclose all intentionally-added ingredients and residuals at or above 100ppm (0.01%) present in the final product by weight. Each ingredient must be reported with a chemical name, CAS number, and percentage or percentage range. Declare also screens a product’s ingredients directly against the Living Building Challenge (LBC) Red List.
Luxxbox Acoustic Lighting products are 99.85% Red-list free, with an incredibly small percentage (0.146%) of a red-list ingredient necessary for lighting products. View our listings on the Declare database for all active Declare labels with the full breakdown.
While the Declare label primarily addresses the product requirements of the Living Building Challenge, it also demonstrates a product’s compliance with the other leading building certifications and purchasing programs, including:
- Enterprise Community Partners’ Green Communities Criteria
- International Living Future Institute’s Core Green Building Certification
- International WELL Building Institute’s WELL Building Standard
- United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Recommendations to Federal Purchasers
- United States Green Building Council’s LEED Certification
Regardless of building certification type, Declare can serve as a valuable framework to inform the specification of healthy products in your project. Check out ILFI’s Materials Guidance and Specification Guidebook for more information about how to meet the product-related requirements of the Living Building Challenge.
We’re doing what we can to be more transparent about our supply chain and take accountability for the materials we use. We’re proud to offer Declared products, disclosing all material information and end-of-life options, to offer healthy products that you can trust. For more information view our product pages, download the Declare labels or contact your local agent.