Green building

Deliver certified, sustainable projects with Hilti green building supplies and documentation

Half of construction industry professionals expect the majority of their projects to be 'green' within three years¹

Certification requirements continue to push green building towards the industry standard, and latest efforts go far beyond energy efficiency. For example, newer LEED® credits incentivize sourcing environmentally responsible products, whereas the WELL Building standard focuses on the overall impact of building design and operation on human health and well-being. 

From anchors to firestop, Hilti is actively re-engineering and reformulating most building components according to green certification criteria. We have removed hazardous substances, minimized emissions, increased recycled content and sourced raw materials responsibly.

This new generation of healthier, greener construction materials is supported by detailed documentation and third-party sustainability credentials. Read on to learn more about these credentials and how Hilti makes this information readily available, streamlining the path to green building certification. 

Documenting green building supplies

Besides lumber and steel, in order to recognize if a construction material is ‘green’ is through third-party certifications. Third-party certifications offer transparency.

Hilti conducts testing to measure the environmental impact of our construction supplies on an ongoing basis. This has created a comprehensive database of supporting documentation. The following files, and many more, are available on request:

• Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) - voluntary, independently verified documentation of a product's life-cycle environmental impact

• Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) - measurement of a product's impact on the environment and human health at all stages from raw material extraction to use and disposal. Often accepted in place of an EPD

• Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emissions certificates - statement of any harmful substances released by a product, and an indication if they fall within allowable limits

• Cradle to Cradle Material Health Certificates (C2C MHC) - evidence that a product is manufactured using safer substances and avoids banned chemicals

• Corporate Sustainability Reports (CSR) - how companies report on their non-financial contributions to the environment, social wellbeing and sustainability

• Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) - analysis of production and use of chemicals which focuses on their consequences for human health and the environment

So that you can continue to deliver uncompromisingly healthier, sustainable architecture without losing time on paperwork., key product certifications and declarations are available from a single source: the Hilti Technical Document Download Center. If the exact certificate you need is not yet available, simply check with your Account Manager or Field Engineer.

Build clean and green with Hilti

Firestop

EPD, C2C MHC, VOC and HSE documentation available.

Mechanical anchors

LCA and HSE documentation available.

Injectable mortars

LCA, VOC and HSE documentation available.

Cast-in anchor channels

EPD and HSE documentation available.

Modular support systems

Minimized resource consumption means MM strut channels have 50% lower embodied CO₂ than comparable systems.

Nailer cartridges

Lead- and heavy-metal free, so follow green building standard recommendations (LEED®, etc.)

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