A first for Xtralite

Xtralite has become the first rooflight producer in the UK to be awarded the new Environmental Profile Certification from the BBA.

The highly sought after accreditation is the latest example of the company’s ongoing commitment to improving its environmental performance.

The British Board of Agrément's Environmental Profile Certification is calculated in line with BS EN ISO 14040 standards and the BRE environmental profiles methodology. It takes into account the manufacturer’s performance in 13 embodied environmental impact categories, including Global Warming (embodied carbon), and gives an overall Ecopoints score for each product.

The certification was presented to the Xtralite team at Ecobuild 2012 by BBA Sales and Communications Director Alan Thomas, who commented, “Xtralite was the first company in its sector to win BBA Approval and I am delighted the company has gone on to become the first in its sector to gain Environmental Profile Certification from us.”

Receiving the accreditation, Xtralite’s Managing Director Bob Tweedy, said: “The growing requirement for legislative compliance and the increasing awareness of environmental issues within the construction industry make it vital for customers to deal only with those manufacturers who can demonstrate the environmental performance of their products in a credible and reliable manner. We’re delighted to receive this Environmental Profile Certification as it positions us firmly as an industry leading manufacturer that customers can approach with confidence.”

Xtralite offers a wide range of rooflights, which includes low Ud value modular units, manual and electronic access options, rooflights with automatic opening vents for smoke control plus glass rooflights for the home. All rooflights are made to order and are supported by a full design, specification and technical support service.

“Rooflights offer an ideal way to introduce natural light and ventilation into buildings, whether they’re new-build or a refurbishment project”, adds Bob, “However it’s vital to ensure that the rooflight system chosen is up to the demands of the project in question, and the most effective way to achieve this is to deal only with an established, credible and reliable supplier.”

Xtralite is the largest producer of rooflights in the UK and already holds BBA accreditation which allows specifiers to choose Xtralite rooflights with confidence.

The company’s products are also covered by ISO 9001:2008 for design and manufacture and ISO 14001:2004 for environmental management.

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