April 17, 2024

April 17, 2024

Green Academy

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Green Building Protocols and Minimum Environmental Criteria: How Chimiver Positions Itself in the Market

Green Building Protocols and Minimum Environmental Criteria: How Chimiver Positions Itself in the Market

Green Building protocols and Minimum Environmental Criteria (CAM) are often required to ensure sustainability and environmental efficiency in construction projects and the procurement of goods and services. These tools are essential for reducing the environmental impact of human activities and promoting more responsible practices.

A sustainable building (or green building) refers to a building designed, constructed, and managed in a sustainable and efficient manner, as well as certified as such by an independent third party. Improving the environmental quality of buildings drastically reduces the impact on the ecosystem, and choosing the right products is one of the components that allows access to new projects, especially in the Public Administration sector.

Chimiver offers a product mapping service for floorings according to the requirements of the most important Green Building protocols (LEED, BREEAM, WELL) and respecting the Minimum Environmental Criteria, an indispensable condition for working in the public administration sector.

Do You Know What the GREEN BUILDING schemes are?

Green Building refers to the set of guidelines and standards defined to promote sustainable and environmentally friendly design, construction, and management of buildings. These protocols provide specific criteria and objectives that developers, architects, engineers, and other professionals in the construction sector can follow to reduce the environmental impact of buildings throughout their lifecycle, from design to demolition and disposal.

A Green Building is defined as a building that, from the design phase to implementation, is conceived to combine high performance and sustainability. The goal, both in the short and long term, is not only to measure the ecological impact of a building but also to significantly reduce it throughout the entire lifecycle of the structure.

The three main schemes guiding this sector are:

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design):

The LEED certification process recognizes a building for the sustainable practices adopted during the construction and management process. LEED provides a classification ranging from LEED Certified to Silver, Gold, or Platinum, based on the number of points obtained. This ranking not only highlights the commitment to sustainability but also helps guide construction towards higher standards of global environmental responsibility.

BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method):

It evaluates the environmental impact of buildings through parameters such as management, health and well-being, energy, transportation, water, materials, waste, land use, pollution, and innovation. It is widely recognized internationally and provides a comprehensive framework for assessing and improving the sustainability of buildings.

WELL Building Standard

he first system to define the parameters by which buildings can improve our lives, focusing primarily on people’s comfort to better manage and live in indoor environments. The protocol is divided into 10 categories called “Concepts” (Air, Water, Nutrition, Light, Movement, Thermal Comfort, Sound, Materials, Mind, Community) and defined by performance and prescriptive indicators, which require specific technologies, design strategies, or policies to implement. The final score is divided into four levels: Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum.

And in the Italian context?

The GPP (Green Public Procurement), introduced in Italy since 2008, qualifies as the main tool of the European Strategy on “Sustainable Consumption and Production”. It represents a means of intervention in environmental policy aimed at promoting a market oriented towards products and services with a lower environmental impact by adopting, through ministerial decrees, the Minimum Environmental Criteria (CAM) for each category of products, services, and works purchased or entrusted by the Public Administration.


At the Italian level, we talk about Minimum Environmental Criteria (CAM), environmental and ecological requirements defined by the Ministry of the Environment aimed at directing Public Administrations towards a rationalization of consumption and purchases by providing indications for identifying better environmental design solutions, products, or services. To access public projects, products with increasingly rigorous environmental specifications are therefore required: choosing a reliable and prepared partner like Chimiver can make a difference.

Navigating a constantly evolving regulatory context like the current one is not easy, so Chimiver wants to support you by providing clarity and offering a complete, coherent framework in line with industry demands. For this reason, we have decided to harmonize the specifications of our products to facilitate understanding, simplify comparison, and describe their performance more effectively.

At Chimiver, you will find products for every need:

All certified and attested according to national and international regulations, both in terms of performance and sustainability.

Green Building, CAM, certifications, and performance… that’s why S-CARD was created!

Do You Know What the S-CARD Document Is?

Chimiver Panseri S.p.A. is able to support clients, companies, designers, architects, and purchasing departments by providing a mapping of products in compliance with LEED, BREEAM, and WELL protocols, available in the product’s S-Card (Sustainability Card). An added value that allows the achievement of new sustainability and health standards, giving further impetus to design, increasingly oriented towards combining aesthetics, functionality, and well-being: towards the environment and towards humans.

A comprehensive and detailed view of certifications, key product information, and packaging. The S-Card is not just a reference document, but a testimony of integrity and our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction.

Beyond being a data collection, the value of the S-Card extends to the simplification of business operations. With all key information at your fingertips, you will save valuable time in product evaluation and supply management. Our vision is to offer not only high-quality oils for wooden floor, lacquers and adhesives, but also a service that optimizes your daily operations.

It is already available for various products today and will be gradually implemented on various references in the Chimiver catalog over the coming months. To stay updated, click here: a section dedicated exclusively to S-Cards.

Having Chimiver Panseri S.p.A. as your partner means benefiting from reliable support, with easy access to crucial information and related certifications.

Choose Chimiver, together towards a sustainable future

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