Rockfon North America, part of the ROCKWOOL Group, has signed the mindful MATERIALS Manufacturer Materials Commitment that pledges to support climate health, human health, ecosystem health, social health and equity within a circular economy.
mindful MATERIALS provides an industrywide platform for manufacturers to clearly communicate transparency and optimize information for their building products. Rockfon’s acoustic stone wool ceiling systems have been listed in the mindful MATERIALS Library since 2018. This centralized resource helps with product selection, specification, proposals and material ingredient disclosure documentation and certifications.
“The heightened focus on sustainability, health and well-being and the quality of the indoor environment, specifically acoustics and indoor air quality, marries well with the strengths of stone wool and our ceiling tiles and panels,” said John Medio, President of Rockfon North America. “With this heightened focus comes the need for transparency.”
“Rockfon continues investing in product transparency and aims to keep driving and sharing product information, certifications and key declarations, such as UL Environment’s GREENGUARD Gold, with a focus is on the health and well-being of a building’s occupants,” added Diana Hart, architectural sales and business development manager at Rockfon.
Notable programs driving demand for material transparency and product ingredient reporting include the Living Building Challenge, the WELL Building Standard and the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED v4/v4.1 rating systems. Responding to this need, Rockfon’s breadth of documentation helps building teams evaluate and meet the evolving sustainable and wellness-focused design selection criteria for educational and health care facilities, government and public buildings, commercial offices and other interior projects.
Rockfon’s comprehensive material and product transparency documentation includes Environmental Product Declarations, Health Product Declarations and the International Living Future Institute’s Declare Label 2.0 – Living Building Challenge Red List Approved. Rockfon’s stone wool ceiling tiles and panels also meet and achieve UL Environment’s GREENGUARD Gold certification for low-emitting materials in both schools and offices, and are further supported with a 30-year warranty.
“Our aim, as always, being to meet our stakeholder where they are,” Medio emphasized. “We also have continued to invest in strengthening our digital outreach and communication, working hard to deliver nationwide online presentations, CEUs, webinars and key roundtable discussions. These have been successfully supplemented and supported with regional activities, including distributor and contractor training.
“We will continue to elevate the important role high-performance ceilings have in achieving indoor air quality and optimized acoustics to create healthy, comfortable and productive spaces.”