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Koppers MicroPro receives global GreenTag

MicroPro Wood Treatment Technology has received a Global GreenTag GreenRate Level A award under Version 4.0 of the Global GreenTag International Product Certification Standard. Source: Timberbiz

It is the highest-level achievement for a product under Global GreenTag’s GreenRate product rating system – declared by the certification body as ‘Fit-for-Purpose’ and confirmed for Green Building compliance.

GreenRate Level A is equal to a sustainability factor of 100% under the Australian and New Zealand Green Building Councils’ Green Star ‘Design and As Built v1.2’ and ‘Interiors v1.2’ Rating Tools Credits.

“It is a very good result,” David Baggs, CEO and Program Director of Global GreenTag International said. “Koppers Performance Chemicals are to be congratulated as they  have designed a very effective and sustainable GreenRate Level A technology.”

Elias Akle, General Manager Koppers Australian operations said: “We are very pleased to have achieved Green Tag Certification for MicroPro and it is a further confirmation of Koppers commitment to the production of responsible products for the timber and wider building industries.”

To compare the differences between the three levels of GreenRate (A, B and C) the Global GreenTag certification systems ranks a Level B product to have a sustainability factor of 75% and a Level C product, a sustainability factor of 50%.

The Global GreenTag GreenRate Level A rating given to MicroPro Wood Treatment Technology also gives the product relevancies and compliance with features under the WELL Building Standard Equivalencies, including Feature 26: Enhanced Material Safety and Feature 97: Material Transparency.

The program is also recognised by the Green Building Councils of New Zealand and South Africa.

In Australia, the GreenRate program is also relevant to Infrastructure professionals working with the ‘IS’ rating tool from the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia.