YKK AP America Leads the Façades Industry in Environmental Manufacturing Transparency with Third-Party Certified EPDs
Seven certified categories offer architects solutions to meet LEED v4 requirements
YKK AP is proud to announce the completion of a life cycle analysis (LCA) spanning all seven façade categories produced in its ISO14001-certified commercial manufacturing center in Dublin, Ga. YKK AP can now provide product-specific Type III environmental product declarations (EPDs) for its entrances, storefronts, curtain walls, window walls, windows, balcony doors and sun controls. The EPDs have obtained third-party validation and certification from UL Environment, one of North America’s most trusted EPD program operators. YKK AP is the first manufacturer to provide Type III EPDs and voluntarily disclose the environmental impacts for an entire product portfolio dedicated to commercial building.
LEED v4 is the U.S. Green Building Council’s first major update to credit requirements. Projects seeking certification to this version can earn “Materials and Resource” credits by utilizing products that have EPDs. Product-specific Type III EPDs provide the highest credit value as the product’s environmental footprint can be more accurately reported.
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YKK AP Announces Completion of Significant Upgrades to Dublin Manufacturing Facility
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YKK AP America Grows Southwest Sales Team with the Addition of Michael Platt as Architectural Sales Representative
Platt joins with proven relationship-building expertise that will enhance the company’s service in the southwest market AUSTELL, Ga. (May 29, 2019) – YKK AP America today strengthens its sales team with the appointment of Michael Platt as Architectural Sales Representative. Platt will service the San Antonio metro area where he will leverage his excellent relationship […]