Modular + Fibo = the sustainable choice

By the year 2100, the earth will be inhabited by over 11 billion people
To accommodate everyone, we will need more than 2 billion new housing units. This means that we must build smarter, more efficiently and much more sustainably. We believe modular, offsite and pod construction is a smarter, more efficient, and sustainable construction method – enabling us to meet the demand for affordable homes. 

Lower CO2 footprint than tiles

While there has been much focus on carbon emissions from buildings’ energy consumption (operational use), the same cannot be said for the scrutiny of the carbon emissions of the building materials used in construction – so called embodied carbon.  Until now! To meet the ambitious climate change targets set out at the Paris Agreement and COP26, Governments around the world are introducing regulations aimed at reducing embodied carbon in building projects. 

Norway, Sweden, France and the Netherlands are just a few examples of countries leading the way with regulations that require a carbon analysis of the materials used in the construction of new buildings. You cannot reduce embodied carbon without knowing how much is in your products. That is why Fibo has an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD). 

According to an independent report you can lower your buildings’ embodied carbon emissions by as much as 45% by choosing Fibo instead of tiles per bathroom unit.

EPD and LEED Points

An EPD is an independent, verified environmental declaration that provides consumers with comparable information on the environmental impact of different products in a life cycle perspective. The EPD is based on the principles and rules that apply in the international standard ISO 14025, and has broad international acceptance. EPD can also be used by building contractors when new buildings are to be certified in accordance with BREEAM.

Using Fibo can earn you extra points for construction projects that are to be environmentally certified according to LEED.

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is an internationally recognized green building certification system, which verifies that a building was designed to improve performance across metrics such as energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources. LEED also offers building owners and operators a concise framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations, and maintenance solutions.

Building for the future with Fibo: Fibo’s Environmentally Conscious Production Line

Fibo believes that businesses are responsible for achieving good environmental practice and operating in a sustainable manner. We are therefore committed to reducing our environmental impact and continually improving the environmental performance of our business and our products and see this as an integral and fundamental part of our business strategy and operating methods.

Our factory in Southern Norway has been certified according to ISO 14001:2015 – the gold standard in environmental management standards. 

Link to interview with Factory manager

UN sustainability goals – Fibo

Using the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as our strategic framework, we have chosen a set of goals where we have committed as a company.