SOPREMA is recognized in the industry for its affiliation with many certification bodies. Indeed, SOPREMA products meet the highest standards in terms of testing and approvals.
CE (European Conformity) marking on a product is a manufacturer’s declaration that the product complies with the essential requirements of the relevant European health, safety and environmental protection legislation in EEA (European Economic Area).
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the most widely used green building rating system in the world. Available for virtually all building project types, from new construction to interior fit-outs and operation & maintenance, LEED provides a framework that project teams can apply to create healthy, highly efficient, and cost-saving green buildings. LEED certification is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement.
A European Standard is a standard that has been adopted by one of the three recognized European Standardization Organizations (ESOs): CEN, CENELEC or ETSI. It is produced by all interested parties through a transparent, open and consensus based process.
ISO 50001 provides organizations with a structured framework to manage energy such that it can increase energy efficiency, reduce costs and improve energy performance. It integrates energy efficiency into management practices by making better use of existing energy- consuming processes.
ISO 9001 is the international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system (QMS). Organizations use the standard to demonstrate the ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements.
ISO 14001:2015 sets out the criteria for an environmental management system, which can provide assurance to company management and employees as well as external stakeholders that environmental impact is being measured and improved. It maps out a framework that a company or organization can follow to set up an effective environmental management system. It can be used by any organization regardless of its activity or sector.
OHSAS 18001 is an internationally recognized occupational, health and safety management system series standard. The OHSAS 18001 standard is based on the similar ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.
The Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC) forges public-private partnerships to foster innovative industry solutions across the entire building and construction value chain. Through its green building product and green building services labeling programs, SGBC sets high standards and benchmarks for green building solutions both locally and regionally to help build more sustainable cities for better living.
The Singapore Green Labeling Scheme (SGLS) was launched in May 1992 to endorse industrial and consumer products that have less undesirable effects on our environment. Administered by the Singapore Environment Council (SEC), the SGLS is the region’s most established eco-labeling scheme with over 3,000 unique products certified across 28 countries.
Standards Australia is a standards organisation established in 1922 and is recognised through a Memorandum of Understanding with the Australian government as the peak non-government standards development body in Australia. AS 4654.1-2012 Standard was prepared by the Standards Australia Committee BD-013, External Waterproofing Membranes. The objective of this Standard is to provide a consistent and reliable approach to the materials used in the design and installation of external waterproofing membrane systems.
Hong Kong Housing Authority (HA), is a statutory body established in 1973 to develop and implement Hong Kong’s public housing programme. HA spearheads the development and implementation of Product Certification for building and construction materials in its construction projects since 2010.
The construction product certification programme covers product certification of general construction materials, building, highway, waterworks and fire fighting products through the Hong Kong Laboratory Accreditation Scheme (HOKLAS)
This insurance company has developed test protocols to evaluate the products it insures. For a roof assembly to be approved by FM, it must pass a series of tests, including fire and wind uplift resistance.
Systems that have received FM certification are entered in the roofnav.com database that lists all roofing systems from various manufacturers. This database can be found at Roofnay. For more information, please ask your technical representative.
The British Board of Agrément (BBA) is a UK body issuing certificates for construction products and systems and providing inspection services in support of their designers and installers.
The Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA) brings together stakeholders of the building envelope industry; it defines standards and tests for products of the air barrier industry.
Established in the province of Manitoba, Canada, in 1995, National Air Barrier Association (NABA) began to design a program to ensure quality air barrier installations. Air barrier materials are defined by their air permeance and the amount of air that passes through them. NABA defines an air barrier material as one that has been tested and has an air permeance of less than 0.02 L/(s*m2) @ 75 Pa (0.004 cfm/ft2 @ 1.57 lb/ft2). Look for the NABA logo to know which SOPREMA products have successfully completed the NABA evaluation process.
The Canadian Construction Materials Centre (CCMC) is a part of the National Research Council of Canada. It provides the construction industry a national evaluation service for innovative non-standardized materials, products, systems and services in all types of construction. CCMC also evaluates products under the scope of recognized standards.
CCMC provides an opinion on whether a construction product or system complies with the requirements of the National Building Code of Canada, among others, as an acceptable solution. Acceptable solutions are those that comply with the Code’s applicable requirements.
This standard was established by the Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB), a Government of Canada organization. The waterproofing membranes identified with CGSB 37.56-M pass physical and mechanical tests and meet the requirements of this standard, as required by the National Building Code of Canada.
Developed in 2011, CAN/ULC-S742 defines the performance levels of air barrier systems used in low-rise and high-rise buildings. CAN/ULC-S742 includes test methods for measuring the air leakage rate of a representative specimen of an air barrier system before and after exposure to wind pressure loading cycles. These measurements enable the determination of the air leakage rate of air barrier systems at a pressure difference of 75 Pa. Each tested air barrier system is then assigned a classification (from A1 to A5).
In the area of roofing, Underwriters Laboratories of Canada (ULC) provides fire resistance testing of materials and assemblies. ULC also offers certification and verification services. Many ULC standards are listed in the National Building Code as criteria to meet. For example, ULC-S107 and ULC-S126 Standards are mentioned as requirements for roofs.
Introduced into the National Building Code of Canada in March 2015, the CSA Standard A123.21 evaluates the resistance of a roof system to dynamic wind uplift. SOPREMA currently has more than 70 assemblies tested according to this standard, which is more than any other manufacturer.
CANADA GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL
The Canada Green Building Council is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting environment-friendly buildings and development practices for sustainable communities in Canada.
The GB Standard (GB stands for Guobiao, or “National Standard”) is the basis for testing products that require certification. GB standards are the basis for the product testing which products must undergo during the China Compulsory Certificate (CCC) certification. If there is no corresponding GB Standard, CCC is not required.
Products successfully tested according to the ASTM Standard comply with the highest standards of physical properties and are recognized in Canada and the United States.