Building a sustainable footprint

Sustainability

Helping architects and designers meet their green building goals.

Humanising Quiet is the interweaving of environmental sustainability, human wellness and safety into every project we take on, in our global vision to create more productive and conducive, working and living spaces for humans.

Where possible, and without compromising on quality, we pursue sustainable sourcing, manufacturing and end-of-life practices that close the loop on the circular economy. 

Recycled PET

The recycled PET is sourced from bottles that would normally go to landfill, closing the loop on a valuable resource.

A minimum of 60-80% recycled PET is used in our FilaSorb™ panels, and a minimum of 80% is used in the backing of our QuietBack™ carpet tiles.  

Made from 60–80% min.
recycled content

ECONYL®

The face pile layer of our BarrierBack™ carpet tiles are made with ECONYL® regenerated nylon fibres.

ECONYL® fibres are sourced from waste such as fishing nets, fabric, carpet flooring and other industrial plastics, which is rescued from seas and landfill, and then regenerated into carpet and textile yarn of original purity.

Learn more about the ECONYL® regeneration process.

econyl logo

Our Manufacturing

ISO 14001 and ISO 9001

Meets International Standards

Assessed against International Standards of ISO 14001 and ISO 9001, our manufacturing processes deliver quality, high-level service and products, while reducing our environmental burden. 

Generated using 40%
solar energy

Solar Power

The use of solar panels attached to our key factory locations also means that your favourite acoustic products, including our FilaSorb™ felt and QuietBack™ carpet tiles, are generated using around 30-40% onsite renewables – powered by the sun. 

Recyclable at
end-of-life

End of Life Program

Acoufelt are working closely with a local manufacturing plant on a take-back program, allowing consumers to return and recycle our acoustic products at the end of their useful life. The plant will convert the textile waste into clean, regenerated fibers, that can be used again to create new acoustic products. 

Environmental
Accreditations

To ensure our products can be manufactured safely, and are ultimately safe for human use, you can be reassured that every Acoufelt product has been tested against multiple internationally recognised environmental and human safety standards and accreditations.

The International Living Future Institute’s Declare® Program 

Declare provides a free and simple database of the healthiest products on the market. The transparency labels help Living Building Challenge project teams meet stringent materials requirements within the world’s most rigorous building performance standard.

The Red List represents the “worst in class” materials, chemicals, and elements known to pose serious risks to human health and the greater ecosystem that are prevalent in the building products industry. ILFI and LFIA believe that these materials should be phased out of production due to human and/or environmental health and toxicity concerns.

Acoufelt QuietBack™ carpet tiles, WoodBeQuiet™ planks and all of our FilaSorb™ collections have received “LBC Red List Free” declaration status – having disclosed 100% of product ingredients at or above 100 ppm (0.01%) in the final product and not containing any Red List chemicals. They have been shown to meet the requirements of the Living Building Challenge (LBC) Red List Imperative.

Living Future Institute Corporate Membership

The Living Future Institute of Australia is part of a global movement revolutionising the built environment with regenerative design. As an Affiliate of the International Living Future Institute (ILFI), LFIA is guiding the Australian built environment industry with ILFI programs including the Living Building Challenge (LBC)® and Declare. Through Acoufelt’s corporate membership, we are committed to growing our knowledge and engaging in programs that are redefining the green building movement, including ILFI’s Declare certification.

SCS Global Services

SCS is an international leader in third-party certification and standards development in environmental, sustainability and quality performance. Our customers can be assured that products labelled with the SCS certification marks are consistently meeting the performance requirements of this standard.

Acoufelt FilaSorb™ products receive Indoor Advantage Gold certification for Indoor Air Quality. The Indoor Advantage and Indoor Advantage Gold standard aligns with both ANSI/BIFMA M7 and X7.1, and CA 01350. It is recognised by the EPA and GSA, and qualifies for many building rating systems, including LEED v4, BREEAM, WELL Building and Living Building Challenge.

FilaSorb™ products achieve Indoor Advantage Gold certification through meeting the high standard for California Department of Public Health (CDPH) compliance, determined by comparing the calculated emission concentration or emission factor to the applicable Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emission criteria.

CRI Green Label Plus

CRI’s Green Label program tests carpet, cushions and adhesives to help specifiers identify products with very low emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). The CRI Green Label Plus logo indicates a product has been tested and certified by an independent laboratory and has met stringent criteria for low emissions.

Every Acoufelt carpet tile meets the requirements for Green Label Plus certification under Indoor Air Quality Testing, tested against the most stringent criteria for low chemical emissions.

USGBC ‘LEED’ Program 

Sustainable textile furnishing materials are recognised as contributing to green building practices. Made from a minimum of 60% recycled content, all of Acoufelt’s acoustic products exceed the criteria set by the USGBC (United States Green Building Council) which recognises contributions made to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).

Therefore, users of Acoufelt products can earn environmental points from LEED for their building projects. View the table below to determine how many LEED points you can earn with any Acoufelt product: 

LEED CREDIT 
CONTRIBUTION
POINTS
MR credit 4.1 (recycled content 10%)
Products are manufactured using a min. of 50% post consumer recycled materials
1
MR credit 4.2 (recycled content 20%)
Products are manufactured using a min. of 50% post consumer recycled materials
1
MR credit 5.1 (recycled content 10%)
Manufactured within 500 miles
1
MR credit 5.2 (recycled content 20%)
Manufactured within 500 miles
1
MR credit 3.2 (Indoor air quality)
Low VOCs emission
1
LEED CREDIT 
CONTRIBUTION
POINTS
EA – Energy Performance
School
1 – 16
Healthcare
1 – 20
EQ – Acoustic Performance
Healthcare
1 – 2

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