The association’s scientific approach, coupled with ongoing awareness activities and citizen engagement, has deeply rooted Legambiente in society, making it Italy’s most extensive environmental organisation. "The common vision of making sustainability and innovation the centre of our attention led us to choose Fassa Bortolo as a partner for promoting a series of activities in relation to the circular economy, as the 2017 Quarry Report and the Guide to Ecobonus for promoting the redevelopment of the Italian unused buildings", commented Edoardo Zanchini, Vice-President of Legambiente.
This mark recognises extensive technical skills and constant commitment, through research into specific products, to building and renovating buildings in accordance with energy efficiency and environmental sustainability criteria.
The Italian Quality Foundation has always been an umbrella grouping of members with different experiences, together with attention to quality and investment in local talents.
RIBA CPD Providers Network
Fassa Bortolo has become Member of the RIBA CPD Providers Network. This network consists of over 500 manufacturers, suppliers and training companies who provide RIBA-approved CPD to architects and other specifiers. As RIBA CPD providers, our material has been rigorously assessed by the RIBA and it is available in different formats, such as seminars, articles, courses, product literature ecc.
ISO 9001 laboratory
Intense research work in our certified laboratory goes into developing increasingly advanced formulations and technologies. This work and these investments mean the company can produce a vast variety of gypsum-based products, including our innovative Gypsotech plasterboards.
Construction Products Regulation CPR 305/2011, CE and DoP marking
All Fassa products comply with EC standards and regulations, satisfy the performance requisites for building products (CPR 305/2011) and bear CE and DoP marking. These requirements are highlighted throughout the technical documentation by special logos, while other marks identify the relevance of the classification criteria and methods in accordance with European standards.
ETAEuropean Technical Approval
and safety in all components
The Fassatherm® External Thermal Insulation Composite System has obtained European Technical Approval (ETA) that attest its technical suitability for thermal insulation applications.
BBABritish Board of Agrément
The BBA has certified the FASSATHERM External Wall Insulation System and the FASSACOUCHE through coloured scratch render: this certification was a necessary requirement to extend the offering of the Fassatherm®, already with European Technical Approval (ETA), and FASSACOUCHE specifically to the British market.
Kiwa Building Products issues the BDA Agrément® for “FASSAREND” system with A96 on a cement-based render carrier board, for installation of external timber framed or solid walls. Products have been examined and rigorously tested following precise installation instructions. Agréments confirm the compliance and durability of the product under the specified method of installation. The BDA Agrément® has received the NHBC third party acceptance for the UK market.
Architecture Association and
ICEA - Environmental and Ethical
This represents important recognition for our bio-ecological products, certifying maximum care paid to the environment and complete compliance with the strictest bio-architecture criteria. Fassa Bortolo’s Bio-Architecture line was the first in Europe to obtain certification with KB 13, the first plaster certified in 1999, setting the standards in the sustainable architecture sector.
Association for the Control of Emissions
in Products for Floor Installation,
Voluntary mark certifying the emission of Volatile and Semi-Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC and SVOC) issued by GEV (the Association for the Control of Emissions in Products for Floor Installation, Adhesives and Building Materials). Applied to the System for Laying Floor and Wall Coverings, following strict testing the products were classified Emicode EC1 Plus (i.e. very low emissions).
Green Building Council Italia and LEEDLeadership in Energy and
GBC Italia, a not-for-profit association that encourages a sustainable building culture, promotes LEED® credits, a certification system for measuring building sustainability. Consequently, the products used in buildings must be able contribute to achieving the predefined standard. To date, 80 Fassa products meet requirements: a considerable advantage for professionals who intend to build in accordance with this sustainability protocol.
Indoor air quality
All the products in the Fassa Bortolo Paint System respect the parameters established by European Union regulations and standards aimed at limiting the emission of organic compounds. They therefore comply with the provisions of Italian Legislative Decree no. 161 of 27/03/2006 (implementing Directive 2004/42/EC), identifying the maximum content of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in paints and paste coatings.
Most of the Gypsotech® plasterboards have obtained NF certification, a fundamental requisite for the French market. NF certification is issued by CSTB Paris, in accordance with NF certification regulation 081 specified by AFNOR, the French standards organisation.
French Label Etiquetage sanitaire
Classification and labelling system applied to emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) from construction and decoration products and indoor finishes.
This certification classifies the performance of tile cements and adhesives, as well as the implementation and application of production control system capable of ensuring constant product quality.