Each window can be easily disassembled into individual components (wood, aluminium and glass) at the end of its lifecycle, that can be recycled and/or reused multiple times.
When manufacturing our windows and doors we use precision cutting technology to minimise waste as much as possible, and residual wood and sawdust are collected for recycling or used to heat our factories.
Our windows have an expected lifespan of minimum 40 years if maintained properly.
This helps to reduce the turnover of building materials and therefore reduces the carbon footprint.
The slim VELFAC frame profile allows up to 15% more light to enter the interior, providing a better daylight contribution and reducing the need of artificial light.
We joined the UN Global Compact and we work with validated science based targets to reduce our amount of CO2 emissions
We only use FSC®-certified wood in the production of our windows and doors, and all the wood tratments are water based.
2/3 of the aluminium used in VELFAC profiles is manufactured using renewable energy, and around 40% comes from recycled sources.
At VELFAC we understand the importance of reducing our manufacturing carbon emissions and we can provide documentation on:
Our triple-glazed windows, VELFAC ENERGY deliver U-values as low as 0.8W/m2K and contribute to the reduction of heat loss and CO2 emissions. Our windows and doors have been used in some of the most sustainable leading building projects in Denmark and other Scandinavian coutries.
Furthermore, our windows are suitable for use in LEED-, BREEAM- and DGNB-certified buildings. They can also be used in Nordic Ecolabelled buildings and qualify for the Indoor Climate Label (DIM).
An Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) is a document that provides information about a product’s impact on the environment, such as global warming potential, smog creation, ozone depletion and water pollution. This document can be used to calculate the Carbon footprint of a project and make a responsible choice for windows and doors.
As part of our commitment to quality we have developed and documented our procedures to gain BS EN ISO 9001 accreditation. We were originally registered in July 1995; since then, regular Quality System Reviews have been undertaken to ensure documentation, procedures and processes are being implemented and where possible, improved upon to increase efficiency and effectiveness.