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2015 Highlights

Johnstone’s Trade products earn BRE EPD certification

A trio of Johnstone’s Trade paint products with proven sustainability qualities has received coveted third-party verification from BRE Global. BRE Global, the certification arm of building science centre BRE, is an independent and international approvals organization whose experts certify products to ensure they meet exceptional quality, performance and protection standards.

Johnstone’s Trade Acrylic Satin, Professional Gloss and Aqua Water Based Gloss products now carry the Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) verification from BRE Global. An EPD standardizes the full environmental impact of a product through its lifespan, from raw materials and manufacturing to application, use and disposal. It also gives specifiers and architects peace of mind that they are specifying products that are consistent with BRE Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) environmental standards. Many more Johnstone’s Trade products are set to achieve EPD certification in the coming months.

“All publicly procured buildings in the United Kingdom must by BIM-compliant by 2016," explained Helen Tiplady, specification marketing manager, Johnstone’s Trade. "As a result, there is huge movement toward the design and construction of the sustainable buildings. Our range provides architects and specifiers with verified products that will help them meet sustainable targets.”

David Richardson, group director of sustainable products, BRE, applauded Johnstone’s Trade’s achievement. “We are delighted to award EPD certification for three Johnstone’s products now and look forward to many more in the coming months. It is fantastic to know that we can all play our part in reducing the industry impact on the environment for a more sustainable future.”

The Johnstone’s brand is celebrating its 125th anniversary throughout 2015. Click here for more information.