UniFor adheres to the Italian Environmental Footprint Program

20 febbraio 2015


Calculation of the Carbon Footprint of the UniFor
AP and RP Interior Partition Systems

April 2015

Having always been committed to sustainable development, UniFor has recently participated in the Italian Environmental Footprint Program with the study “Calculation of the Carbon Footprint of the UniFor AP and RP Interior Partition Systems”, co-funded by the Ministry of the Environment and for the Protection of Land and Sea.

Carbon footprint is an environmental indicator which measures the environmental impact of human activities on the global climate by calculating the effects of greenhouse gases generated by a product, an organization, an event or a person.
Carbon footprint calculation takes into account all of the climate-changing gases identified by the Kyoto Protocol: carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), fluorocarbons (HFCs), perfluorocarbons (PFCs) and sulfur hexafluoride (SF6).
UniFor's analysis of the Parete AP and Parete RP partition wall systems is based on the LCA or Life Cycle Assessment method, which permits the assessment of environmental sustainability throughout the life cycle of a product, from raw material extraction to final disposal - “from cradle to grave” -, identifying the actions useful for reducing its impact on climate change.