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 America Expands Residential Division with New Sales and Customer Service Representatives
New team members will drive the company forward by contributing to its growth and reinforcing its continued commitment to excellence in service AUSTELL, Ga. (Feb. 11, 2019) – YKK AP America today announced it has expanded its residential sales and customer service team with the addition of three new hires. Together, these team members will […]
YKK AP America Opens Doors to New Manufacturing Facility in Cincinnati
New production and distribution hub exemplifies commitment to better serving customers and increases service capabilities for the Midwest region. View/Download the Midwest Manufacturing Flyer CINCINNATI, Ohio (Jan. 23, 2019) – YKK AP America today announced it has opened its doors to a new manufacturing facility in Cincinnati, Ohio. The manufacturing center, which will be dedicated […]
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