Limit Your Footprint
Squares can be circular too.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
01 The Limit Your Footprint Programme
Our circular and Cradle to Cradle Certified TM solutions
03 Our CO 2 neutral carpet tiles
04 The Sustainable Development Goals
05 Helping you meet green building standards
The Limit Your Footprint Programme 01
OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU AND OUR PLANET
modulyss is widely regarded as a brand that guarantees nothing less than top-quality carpet tiles . We back up that promise by giving our customers a 15-year warranty on all our products. We consider it our privilege and duty to help implement your vision on sustainability and to support you to create an environment in which: ■ well-being is key; ■ you’re stimulated to be innovative and creative ; ■ your social and environmental engagement is supported and stimulated by the products and tools we offer you. In order to be able to support you better, it was time for us to take the next step: circularity and CO 2 neutrality . Yes, you’ve read it right: at modulyss squares can be circular too. Here’s how: ■ Our ecoBack backing (see p. 9) has a high percentage of recycled content and can be recycled after use. ■ The ECONYL ® yarns (see p. 10) we use are regenerated and can be regenerated again after use.
Thanks to our focus on creating sustainable products made for the circular economy, a number of our products are now Cradle to Cradle Certified™ at the Gold or Silver level (see p. 12). And if you want to create a fully CO 2 neutral project (yes please!), the CO 2 RE initiative (see p. 16) can give you a head start. So now it’s up to you. We want to give you, our customer, every option to take your responsibility and limit the environmental footprint of your project(s). With our Limit Your Footprint Programme , you can now choose for a top-quality, circular and CO 2 neutral flooring solution. And the best news is: you don’t have to worry about compromising on quality or design possibilities at all.
Let’s be the change together.
At modulyss, we give you every option to limit your footprint, while not having to compromise on quality or design possibilities at all.
TAILORED TO YOUR NEEDS AND AMBITIONS
Our Limit Your Footprint Programme is composed in such a way that it can cater to anyone’s needs, sustainability ambitions and budget. Here’s an overview of the different levels you can choose to limit your footprint:
D Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Gold carpet tiles D ecoBack backing ( Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Gold) D regenerated ECONYL ® premium colour yarns
D Platinum score (the highest possible) in the Material Health assessment of the Cradle to Cradle Certified TM Product Standard. D CO 2 neutral thanks to CO 2 RE
D Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Silver carpet tiles D ecoBack backing ( Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Gold)
D regenerated ECONYL ® yarns D CO 2 neutral thanks to CO 2 RE
D ecoBack backing ( Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Gold)
D back2back backing (with a layer consisting of 75% recycled content)
All our Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Gold and Silver products contain ECONYL ® yarns, have an ecoBack backing and are CO 2 neutral.
Mxture SILVER 914, Millennium Nxtgen GOLD 989
Our circular and Cradle to Cradle Certified TM solutions 02
ecoBack A backing designed for disassembly and recycling
Pile material + primary backing + precoat
With ecoBack, we have launched a backing solution that is specifically designed to be recycled . So if you want to help close the loop and contribute to the circular economy while also improving installer ergonomics , ecoBack is the right backing for you. Here’s why: ■ ecoBack is Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Gold. ■ It consists of a polyolefin-based layer with min. 75% recycled content . ■ It's 100% PVC and bitumen free . ■ ecoBack makes for an easier and healthier installation. Thanks to its unique composition, flexibility and lower weight, it’s easier and less strenuous for installers to cut and handle tiles with an ecoBack backing. ■ ecoBack is 25% lighter than other backings, but offers the same acoustical values and an even better dimensional stability. ■ The lower weight of the backing results in (up to 16%) less CO 2 and particulate matter emissions and fuel consumption during the transport of the carpet tiles. ■ After use, we can recycle your backing into a first grade new backing solution.
Glass scrim for superior dimensional stability
PVC- and bitumen-free
The ECONYL ® Regeneration System: a continuous loop
Thanks to this groundbreaking process, end-of-life yarn, carpets and fishing nets recovered by Healthy Seas ® can be regenerated into first grade nylon. The regenerated nylon yarn is called ECONYL ® and has the same qualities as virgin nylon from fossil raw material. The yarn is used for the production of our sustainable carpet tiles.
The ECONYL ® Regeneration System is the world’s most efficient industrial system for the production of nylon 6 from 100% regenerated waste materials . Conceptualised and designed entirely by the Aquafil Group, this innovative system reduces the amount of global waste by collecting it from building sites and oceans and feeding it back into production cycles.
WORLD-WIDE NYLON 6 WASTE RESCUE
TRANSFORMATION INTO REGENERATED NYLON 6 YARN
ECONYL ® DEPOLYMERISATION PLANT
Proud partner of Healthy Seas ®
ECONYL ® reduces the environmental impact of
Fishing nets can be made of many different materials but nylon 6 is the only material used in fishing net production that can be recycled and regenerated. Healthy Seas® encourages fish farmers to use only nylon 6 fishing nets, so that they can be regenerated after their useful life. As modulyss also uses nylon 6 (PA6) to manufacture its carpet tiles, it was a natural decision to join Healthy Seas ® as an associate partner member.
a carpet tile by 20%
PREVENTING MARINE LITTER
RECOVERING FISHING NETS Divers recover ghost nets from seas and oceans all around the world.
By joining Healthy Seas ® , modulyss raises public awareness on the environmental damage caused by ghost fishing gear and we promote the ecological and economic importance of Healthy Seas ® .
By joining Healthy Seas ® , modulyss collaborates with fishermen, fish farms, local communities and other stakeholders to prevent waste nets from ending up in the sea. Together we work on measures to dispose of nets in a responsible yet affordable manner.
Cradle to Cradle Certified™ What does Cradle to Cradle Certified™ mean?
Material Health : Ensuring that products are made using raw materials that are as safe as possible for humans and the environment. Material Reutilisation : Eliminating the concept of waste by helping to ensure that products remain in perpetual cycles of use and reuse from one product use cycle to the next. Renewable Energy & Carbon Management : Ensuring that products are manufactured using renewable energy to reduce or eliminate the impact of climate changing greenhouse gases due to the manufacturing of our products. Water Stewardship : Ensuring that water is recognised as a valuable resource, watersheds are protected and clean water is available to people and all other organisms. Social Fairness : Designing business operations that honor all people and natural systems affected by the manufacturing of our products. Each attribute is given a score: Basic, Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum (from low to high).
Cradle to Cradle Certified™ is a globally recognised standard for safer, more sustainable products made for the circular economy. According to its principles, end-of-life products should serve as ingredients in new manufacturing processes (technical cycle) or as nutrients in the biological cycle, eliminating waste. In order to become Cradle to Cradle Certified™ our products were assessed for environmental and social performance across five categories.
Circular product design
At modulyss we strive to maximise our contribution to the circular economy by keeping our materials in use as long as possible and by eliminating the concept of waste.
But what if a product needs replacement? Then our experts will analyse your situation and search for the most effective way to continue to limit (y)our footprint (e.g. take back, reuse, recycle, …).
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
INSTALLATION & USE
END OF LIFE
Cradle to Cradle Certified™ collections
The following collections and their related colours are Cradle to Cradle Certified™ at a Gold or Silver level when combined with an ecoBack backing :
Limit Your Footprint level
Cradle to Cradle Certified™ level
Moss, Leaf, Willow
586, 592, 668, 810, 850, 961, 966, 983
586, 668, 850, 961, 966, 983
310, 323, 352, 524, 573, 957, 965, 989, 993
061, 102, 125, 140, 200, 210, 322, 355, 411, 482, 505, 511, 550, 555, 579, 626, 669, 684, 695, 817, 847, 883, 900, 907, 915, 918, 942
Txture x Mxture
524, 573, 684, 883, 914, 957, 961
Dusk & Dawn
82B, 82M, 99B, 99M
10B, 10M, 14B, 14M, 21B, 21M, 55B, 55M, 57B, 57M, 93B, 93M, 96B, 96M
Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Gold Scorecard
Renewable Energy & Carbon Management
Overall Certification Level
Dusk GOLD 99B, 99M
Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Silver Scorecard
Renewable Energy & Carbon Management
Overall Certification Level
Moss SILVER 668, Leaf SILVER 668
Our CO 2 neutral carpet tiles 03
CO 2 RE
To offset (y)our CO 2 emissions, we support cookstove projects in Africa. Nearly 3 billion people cook food and heat their homes using traditional cookstoves or open fires. Four million deaths are estimated to happen every year due to smoke exposure from these methods. We support projects that introduce more insulated and efficient cookstoves to families in Africa.
For now, it’s impossible for us to reach zero emissions through production and operational improvements alone. When producing our carpet tiles, there is still an unavoidable footprint left behind. Carbon offsetting is a proven model that means we can achieve low CO 2 status for our carpet tiles.
How it works
35% less fuel used less greenhouse gas emissions
■ CO 2 RE is available through the Limit Your Footprint Programme, standard for all Cradle to Cradle Certified™ products and available on request on all other modulyss carpet tile collections. ■ The remaining greenhouse gases for your project are calculated. ■ This value is turned into a CO 2 equivalent for which credits are purchased. ■ With those credits, modulyss supports a certified climate project to the full CO 2 equivalent. ■ The production of the carpet tiles for your project is now CO 2 neutral . ■ Your commitment to make a change will be certified by CO 2 Logic and validated by third-party certification specialist Vinçotte.
families' health and financial situation
The Sustainable Development Goals 04
What are the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?
Products & operations
The Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations are considered the best blueprint for a better and more sustainable future for our planet. 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 subgoals address the major challenges we face globally. Covering a wide range of topics such as climate change, poverty, biodiversity, health and education, the SDGs are a call for governments, organisations and civil society to take action.
Collaborations & value chain
Our contribution to the SDGs
With its products and collaborations across the value chain, modulyss contributes positively to the following Sustainable Development Goals:
Helping you meet green building standards 05
Sustainable or 'green' building is becoming increasingly important. We all need to find ways to use our resources more efficiently, while creating more healthy, energy- efficient and sustainable spaces and buildings. Green building standards, codes and certification systems guide you in how to design and build 'green'. And whereas these standards were once mainly optional, they are increasingly becoming a strong requirement. Lucky for you, modulyss is here to help. LABELS & CERTIFICATIONS
Grind GOLD 130
As part of the Limit Your Footprint Programme, modulyss can help you to meet or exceed the following green building standards with your project:
Certificate / Standard
What is it about?
Our products contribute to the following requirements
■ HEA 02: indoor air quality ■ HEA 05: acoustic performance ■ MAT 01: life cycle impact ■ MAT 02: Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) ■ MAT 03: Responsible sourcing of materials ■ MAT 05: Designing for Robustness/ durability and resilience ■ WST 01: Construction Waste Management ■ WST 04: Speculative floor and ceiling finishes ■ WST 06: Design for disassembly and adaptability ■ EQ credit: low emitting materials ■ EQ credit: indoor air quality assessment ■ EQ credit: acoustic performance ■ MR credit: interiors life cycle impact reduction ■ MR credit: building product disclosure and optimisation ■ MR credit: construction & demolition waste management
BREEAM-certified environments improve the well-being of its occupants and help protect natural resources.
BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method)
LEED provides a framework for healthy, highly efficient, and cost- saving green buildings. LEED certification is a globally recognised symbol of sustainability achievement and leadership.
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)
■ 01 Air Quality Standards ■ 04 VOC Reduction ■ 11 Fundamental Material Safety ■ 25 Toxic Material Reduction ■ 26 Enhanced material Safety ■ 28 Cleanable Environment
■ 54 Circadian Lightning Design ■ 78 Reverberation Time ■ 87 Beauty & Design ■ 88 Biophilia I – Qualitative ■ 97 Material transparency
The leading tool for advancing health and well-being in buildings globally.
■ FDES in accordance with NF P01 010
A French certification system that promotes best practices, sustainability quality in building
HQE (Haute Qualité Environnementale)
projects and offers expert guidance throughout the lifetime of the project.
■ Millennium Nxtgen, PureAir100 and Moss can be found on the DGNB Navigator
A German certification system aiming to enhance the sustainability of construction projects by offering a planning and optimisation tool.
DGNB (German Sustainable Building Council)
Squares can be circular too.
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