tretford

SUSTAINABILITY

Sustainable use of natural resources

Nature meets Colour

From the sourcing of Cashmere goat hair to the raw materials & production,

tretford’s goal is to make a positive sustainable contribution to all stakeholders.

Tretford have worked with the same Mongolian goat-farmers for many decades, building a partnership of mutual growth and trust.

Tretford – the Healthy Alternative

Transparency & Disclosure

Tretford is committed to disclosure – now more critical with the growing concern of potential negative health impacts of some chemicals in products.

Tretford achieves a Platinum Rating (highest) for their Product Health Declaration – through Global GreenTag.

Tretford  carpets do NOT contain these chemicals of concern :

  • Stain-resist coatings-PFAS | Antimicrobials
  • Fire-retardants | Fly ash | Phthalates
  • Isocyanates | Endocrine disrupting chemicals

Tretford ROLL and TILE comply with Green Star, WELL and LEED rating tools through their GreenTag, PHD and EPD certifications.

Tretford – the Healthy Alternative

Transparency & Disclosure

Tretford is committed to disclosure – now more critical with the growing concern of potential negative health impacts of some chemicals in products.

Tretford achieves a Platinum Rating (highest) for their Product Health Declaration – through Global GreenTag.

Tretford  carpets do NOT contain these chemicals of concern :

  • Stain-resist coatings-PFAS | Antimicrobials
  • Fire-retardants | Fly ash | Phthalates
  • Isocyanates | Endocrine disrupting chemicals

Tretford ROLL and TILE comply with Green Star, WELL and LEED rating tools through their GreenTag, PHD and EPD certifications.

Environmental protection & pollution reduction

For nearly 70 years, tretford’s two key priorities have been sustainable sourcing of their goat hair along with continuous improvement in the environmentally responsible production of their carpet.

SFA – for sustainable cashmere production

tretford Carpet is a partner of the Sustainable Fibre Alliance (SFA), a globally-focused and locally active initiative. The goal is to sustainably source Cashmere goat hair, a precious raw material, and to commercialize it responsibly.

All Cashmere goat hair is dyed without bleach, giving the palette a stunning & naturally rich colour.

Global GreenTag Certifications

tretford has achieved the following environmental certifications through Global GreenTag:

  • GreenTag – Level A,
  • GreenRate – Silver Plus,
  • Product Health Declaration (PHD) – Platinum,
  • Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)

Environmental protection & pollution reduction

For nearly 70 years, tretford’s two key priorities have been sustainable sourcing of their goat hair along with continuous improvement in the environmentally responsible production of their carpet.

SFA – for sustainable cashmere production

tretford Carpet is a partner of the Sustainable Fibre Alliance (SFA), a globally-focused and locally active initiative. The goal is to sustainably source Cashmere goat hair, a precious raw material, and to commercialize it responsibly.

All Cashmere goat hair is dyed without bleach, giving the palette a stunning & naturally rich colour.

Global GreenTag Certifications

tretford has achieved the following environmental certifications through Global GreenTag:

  • GreenTag – Level A,
  • GreenRate – Silver Plus,
  • Product Health Declaration (PHD) – Platinum,
  • Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)

Tretford meets the ‘fit for purpose’, ‘health’ and ‘environmental’ requirements for maximum access to the latest key rating tools in key Australian Environmental Building Standards.:

See how Tretford contributes to Green Star, WELLv2 and LEEDv4:

About GreenStar:

Green Star is Australia’s trusted mark of best practice sustainability for the design, construction and operation of sustainable & healthy buildings, fit-outs and communities.

The new generation of GBCA rating tools that relate to Tretford  – Interiors v1.3 and New Buildings –  align with the Paris Agreement and extend the criteria to occupant health and wellbeing, productivity and operational cost savings.

Greenstar - Interiors v1.3 - Tretford

Green Building Rating Scheme relating to tretford cord carpet
CATEGORY / CREDITAIM OF CREDITCODECREDIT CRITERIATHIRD PARTY CERTIFICATION
INDOOR ENVIRONMENT
Indoor Pollutants
(2 pts)
To recognise projects that safeguard occupant health through reduction in air pollutant levels12.1.2CarpetsGlobal GreenTag- GreenRate-Level AAU GGT_Logo_Plus_Level A_Silver_RGB_Vertical
CATEGORY / CREDITAIM OF CREDITCODECREDIT CRITERIATHIRD PARTY CERTIFICATION
MATERIALS
Life Cycle Assessment
(up to 18 pts)
Reward reduction of environmental impacts of building materials & methods for whole fit-out over entire life cycle19.1Comparative Life Cycle AssessmentGreenRate-Silver Plus Global GreenTag - EPDAU GGT_Logo_Plus_Level A_Silver_RGB_Vertical
19.2Additional ReportingGreenRate-Silver Plus Global GreenTag - EPD - (EN15804 Compliant)210719_Client_EPD-EN_15804_Logo-RGB
Responsible Building Materials
(1 pt)
Reward projects that include building materials that are responsibly sourced or have a sustainable supply chain20.2Flooring- Best Practice PVCGlobal GreenTag- Best Practice PVC (BPPVC) CertificateBEPPVC-logo
Sustainable Products (up to 19 pts)To encourage sustainability and transparency in product specification21.1Product Transparency & SustainabilityGlobal GreenTag- Level A GreenRate-Silver PlusAU GGT_Logo_Plus_Level A_Silver_RGB_Vertical
Greenstar – Buildings v1
CATEGORY / CREDITAIM OF CREDITCODETOTAL OF POINTSTHIRD PARTY CERTIFICATION
POSITIVE
Upfront Carbon Emissions216Global GreenTag-EPD210719_Client_EPD-EN_15804_Logo-RGB
Life Cycle Impacts262Global GreenTag-EPD
CATEGORY / CREDITAIM OF CREDITCODETOTAL OF POINTSTHIRD PARTY CERTIFICATION
HEALTHY
Clean Air - Verifiable low VOC's112Global GreenTag-EPD210719_Client_EPD-EN_15804_Logo-RGB
Exposure to Toxins132Global GreenTag-EPD
CATEGORY / CREDITAIM OF CREDITCODETOTAL OF POINTSTHIRD PARTY CERTIFICATION
RESPONSIBLE
Responsible FinishesCredit Achievement - 1 pt - 60% all internal finishes (by cost meet Resp. Products Value score of at least 792GreenRate - Level AAU GGT_Logo_Plus_Level A_Silver_RGB_Vertical
Exceptional Performance - 1pt - 10% of all internal finishes (by cost) meet Resp. Products Value score of at least 12.9Global GreenTag- EPD210719_Client_EPD-EN_15804_Logo-RGB

About WELL v2

WELL V2 is the most rigorously tested and vetted version of the WELL Building Standard – the leading tool for advancing health and well-being in buildings globally.

The WELL Building Standard is an international Rating Scheme, where a building must meet sustainability goals to drastically reduce its carbon footprint, and also its important key focus – to improve the health and well-being of its occupants.

PRINCIPLES OF WELL V2

WELLv2 includes a Materials concept – which aims to reduce human exposure to chemicals of concern during construction, furnishing and operation of buildings.

Materials

INTENT

The Materials concept in WELLv2

The health and environmental impacts of most chemicals in circulation, despite their ubiquity, are unknown.  Many of the chemicals used in the past have been found to be typically toxic, persistent and prone to bioaccumulation.

Tretford is able to contribute to this concept through its Product Health Declaration – where it achieves a world-leading Platinum rating.

WELL v2

WELL Rating Scheme relating to tretford cord carpet

CATEGORY / CREDITAIM OF CREDITCODETOTAL OF POINTSTHIRD PARTY CERTIFICATION
PREREQUISITE
MATERIAL RESTRICTIONSRestrictions of Asbestos, mercury & leadX01Global GreenTag-PHDClient_PHD_Logo Colour
X02Platinum Rating-Compliant2008_20_GGT-Health Tags_WEB_Platinum Health
CATEGORY / CREDITAIM OF CREDITCODETOTAL OF POINTSTHIRD PARTY CERTIFICATION
MATERIALS
ENHANCED MATERIAL RESTRICTIONS100ppm (0.01% or less) • Halogenated flame retardants (HFR) • Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) • Lead • Cadmium • Mercury • Orthophthalates (DINP, DIDP etc) X052 PTSGlobal GreenTag-PHD Platinum Rating-CompliantClient_PHD_Logo Colour
NOTE: tretford PVC Bond is Phthalate-Free2008_20_GGT-Health Tags_WEB_Platinum Health
VOC RESTRICTIONSFlooring, Furniture, Joinery & Fixtures - Tretford Interlife passed VOC emission test by Eurofins TVOC results : - 0.21 mg/m3 in classrooms, 0.23 mg/m3 in office roomX064 PTSGlobal GreenTag-PHD Platinum Rating-CompliantClient_PHD_Logo Colour
2008_20_GGT-Health Tags_WEB_Platinum Health
MATERIAL TRANSPARENCY100ppm (0.01% or less) • Pt 1 - Disclosed Ingredients • Pt 2 -Enhanced Ingredient Disclosure • Pt 3 - Third Party Verified Ingredients X073 PTSGlobal GreenTag-PHD Platinum Rating - CompliantClient_PHD_Logo Colour
2008_20_GGT-Health Tags_WEB_Platinum Health
MATERIALS OPTIMISATIONScreening and labeling of products in accordance with programs that audit and restrict the use of hazardous ingredient contents in materials and products. • Pt 1 - Select Materials with Enhanced Chemicals Restrictions • Pt 2 -Select Optimised ProductsX08 - PT11 PTGlobal GreenTag-PHD Platinum Rating-RecognisedClient_PHD_Logo Colour
X07-PT21 PT2008_20_GGT-Health Tags_WEB_Platinum Health

About LEED v4

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)

is the most widely used green building rating system in the world.

LEED v4 uses strategies which aim to improve performance within:

Energy savings | Water efficiency | CO2 emission reduction

Improved indoor environment quality | Management of resources

Sensitivity of their impacts

Indoor Environmental Quality (EQ)

INTENT :

To reduce concentrations of chemical contaminants that damage air quality & environment & protect health productivity of occupants. Compliant to Calif. Dept. of Public Health (CDPH) Standard Method v2-2017

Material & Resources (MR)

INTENT :

To encourage transparency in products/materials.

To use  products that independently verify their Life-Cycle information and minimize the use and generation of harmful substances.

To reward project teams for selecting these products.

LEED v4

LEED Rating Scheme relating to tretford cord carpet
CATEGORY / CREDITAIM OF CREDITCODECREDIT CRITERIA THIRD PARTY CERTIFICATION
EQ CREDIT
EQ CREDIT: LOW EMITTING MATERIALS(1-3 pts) INTENT: To reduce concentrations of chemical contaminants that damage air quality & environment & protect health productivity of occupants. Compliant to Calif. Dept. of Public Health (CDPH) Standard Method v2-2017EQtretford carpets can contributeGlobal GreenTag-GreenRate-Level AAU GGT_Logo_Plus_Level A_Silver_RGB_Vertical
CATEGORY / CREDITAIM OF CREDITCODECREDIT CRITERIATHIRD PARTY CERTIFICATION
MATERIALS
MR CREDIT: INTERIORS LIFE-CYCLY IMPACT REDUCTIONOption 2. Design for Flexibility and Disassembly (1 -2 points)Floors & Ceilings (required): at least 50% of interior space has accessible and demountable systems for both floor/ceiling assemblies- allow easy reconfiguration/access- systems incl lighting, data, voice. MRtretford INTERLIFE can contributeGreenRate-Silver PlusAU GGT_Logo_Plus_Level A_Silver_RGB_Vertical
Global GreenTag-EPD210719_Client_EPD-EN_15804_Logo-RGB
MR CREDIT: ENVIRONMENTAL PRODUCT DECLARATIONS(1-2 pts)-INTENT: To reward project teams for selecting products/materials from manufacturers with LCA information available & have independently verified improved environmental life-cycle impactsMRtretford carpets can contributeGreenRate-Silver PlusAU GGT_Logo_Plus_Level A_Silver_RGB_Vertical
Global GreenTag-EPD210719_Client_EPD-EN_15804_Logo-RGB
MR CREDIT: MATERIAL INGREDIENTS(1-2 pts) Option 1 - Material Ingredient Reporting (1pt)Option 2 - Material Ingredient Optimisation (1pt) INTENT: To encourage use of products/materials with Life-Cycle info & reward project teams for selecting products where chemical ingredients are inventoried using accepted methodology - verified to minimise use and generation of harmful substancesMRtretford carpets can contributeGlobal GreenTag-PHD PLATINUM RatingClient_PHD_Logo Colour
(Option 2: uses the International Alternative Compliance Path - PHD recognised)2008_20_GGT-Health Tags_WEB_Platinum Health
MR CREDIT: SOURCING OF RAW MATERIALS(1-2 pts) - INTENT: To encourage use of products/materials from manufacturers that have LCA information available with environ, economically & socially preferable life-cycle impacts. MRtretford carpets can contributeGreenRate-Silver PlusAU GGT_Logo_Plus_Level A_Silver_RGB_Vertical
Global GreenTag-EPD210719_Client_EPD-EN_15804_Logo-RGB
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