We provide the basis for awarding eco-labels by assessing products and their manufacture with regard to environmental effects. This is done using guidelines as well as information and analysis results concerning the products and processes. Health aspects of building with wood are dealt with by means of the assessment and renovation support in the event of mould contamination and waste wood contamination.
We inspect products and production processes with respect to the criteria of eco-label guidelines. This includes the following guidelines for the Österreichisches Umweltzeichen:
- UZ 01 Varnishes, Glazes and Wood Sealers
- UZ 06 Furniture
- UZ 07 Wood, Wood-based Materials and Floor Coverings made of Wood
- UZ 28 Weather-Resistant Wood Products
- UZ 34 Office work chairs and office chairs
- UZ 38 Biomass-Based Fuel
- UZ 54 Low-emission upholstered furniture
- UZ 55 Bed Mattresses
Further assessments are made for baubook, LEED and Blauer Engel.
In addition to the technical assessment and determination of the cause of mould in building structures, we provide our assessment of the risk in the respective building and living space situation based on our knowledge of the literature. Airborne germ measurements can be performed. We recommend measures for the professional removal of mould growth on surfaces and accompany this remedial measure by checking the execution quality.
We conduct measurements of VOCs and formaldehyde in living and working spaces as the basis for toxicological reports by other experts. In addition, airborne germs and fine dust pollution can be measured and dust samples can be analysed.
A possible contamination of recovered wood with chemicals as well as compliance with legally required benchmarks is checked in our chemical analytical laboratory. This provides the basis for the assessment of hazards in the respective area of application.
Recycling wood and active ingredient analysis
DI (FH) Christina Fürhapper