Reducing the environmental impact of our choices on the planet - and consequently improving our environmental footprint - without forgoing health and comfort, design and quality is a trend that gains strength.
This concern is in line with Revigrés’s Environmental Policy that focuses on investment in innovation and eco-efficient behaviour, as reflected in its environmental performance.
Accordingly, Revigrés holds environmental management certification, which includes procedure streamlining and control, in conformity with the NP EN ISO 14001:2015 standard.
Building sustainability is increasingly based on the use of ecoefficient materials whose social, economic and environmental impacts help meet developers' objectives.
Consequently, the materials must contribute to positive assessment of rating systems for buildings, including LEED (U.S. Green Building Council) and BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method).
For this purpose, the full body porcelain wall and floor tile collections by Revigrés have type III Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs), pursuant to standards ISO 14025 and EN 15804.
Revigrés production units in Águeda have been equipped with photovoltaic installation intended for self-consumption, in partnership with EDP Comercial and Helexia. This represents an important step in our company’s journey towards energy sustainability.
The plant consists of 7,328 solar PV panels with a total output of 2.9Mwp, resulting in 4 Gwh of solar energy produced every year.
It is also possible to reduce CO2 emissions by 1826 tonnes/year, which is the equivalent to planting around 47,000 trees.
Sustainable development of full-body porcelain by dry processing
Major environmental concerns render research in new production methods more relevant.
The project REVIDRY aims to develop a new method for producing full-body porcelain wall and floor tiles through dry route ceramic body preparation.This method will significantly reduce the consumption of water and energy associated with the production cycle, making this a more eco-efficient, economically attractive process.
Developed by Revigrés in partnership with the CTCV, CICECO - Aveiro Institute of Materials and the company JUCA, co-financed by COMPETE 2020.
• Recovering 98% of all waste that results from the process and using it in production and other manufacturing processes;
• Prioritising recovery over disposal always;
• Choosing ECODESIGN: a more efficient production plan and process that reduces the environmental impact;
• Reusing all industrial wastewater;
• Managing CO2 emissions and implementing reduction measures;
• Using inert matter and subsequently reducing hazardous waste;
• Implementing an energy efficiency plan for procedures and equipment;
• Using fully recycled packaging and processed pallets;
• Power produced by photovoltaic cells for the use of clean energy.