BIEBER is a member of Menuiseries 21, which is the French Institute for Wood Technology Research.
All manufacturing processes and activities have an impact on the environment. The challenge is to minimise the impact and this which is achieved by product life cycle assessments. The company is also subject to licensing controls and satisfies existing requirements that relate to the internal control of the working environment.
These ranges of requirements, and how they are met, are substantiated in an environmental declaration. Simply use the forme feature to request this declaration.
The main resources used are as follows:
Environmentally sound, low embodied energy, fully re-cycle design, utilising timber drawn from Forestry Stewardship Council accredited forests (FSCn°:EUR-COC-060702© 1996 Forest Stewardship Council AC
The primary raw material for coated glass consists of abundant natural resources.
With a standard window specification U value of 1.5w/m2K, the energy required during manufacture is a small percentage of the total energy savings made during use measured over a thirty-year life span.
It is in the interests of any manufacturer to minimise waste from the production process. The major area of waste is sawdust and off-cuts from the wood selection and machining processes. This is used to provide the majority of the fuel to heat the factory.
The timber is guaranteed for thirty years against rot.
The painted timber will not require re-painting within 5 years approximately of manufacture*, provided that it receives a basic inspection and cleaning at least once a year.
The glass and the metal fittings are guaranteed for ten years.
- Re-use & recycling
It is mainly the glass and the metal based fittings which have the largest potential for recycling. However all elements of the window can be recycled, the exceptions being the paint, filling compounds and adhesives.