natural slate roofing
NATURAL SLATE
THE MOST ECOLOGICAL PRODUCT

NATURAL SLATE | THE MOST ECOLOGICAL AND SUSTAINABLE CHOICE

We at CUPA PIZARRAS are proud to offer the market a natural product with lower environmental impact than any other alternative for roofs and cladding.

Life cycle analysis, which allows you to analyse a product’s overall environmental impact, confirms natural slate as an ecological option for any architectural project.

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WATER CONSUMPTION

Natural slate

Source: http://goo.gl/Yi9DVq

x1

Fibre cement

Source: http://goo.gl/DSXrCV

x1,5

Zinc

Source: http://goo.gl/hzok3d

x4

Ceramics

Source: http://goo.gl/zPK9Iv

x1
energy consumption

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

Natural slate

Source: http://goo.gl/Yi9DVq

x1

Fibre cement

Source: http://goo.gl/DSXrCV

x1.6

Zinc

Source: http://goo.gl/hzok3d

x1.5

Ceramics

Source: http://goo.gl/zPK9Iv

x1.2
atmospheric pollution

ATMOSPHERIC POLLUTION

Natural slate

Source: http://goo.gl/Yi9DVq

x1

Fibre cement

Source: http://goo.gl/DSXrCV

x2

Zinc

Source: http://goo.gl/hzok3d

x1,2

Ceramics

Source: http://goo.gl/zPK9Iv

x1,2

Comparison carried out based on the information published by the Britain database Green Book Live on September 2014: http://www.greenbooklive.com/search/advancedsearch.jsp

Slate is a mineral product. It is totally inert and ecological, with a simple, efficient production process.

Independent studies performed internationally, such as by the Inventory of Carbon and Energy (ICE, University of Bath), highlight natural slate as the material with least negative effects on the physical environment.

Slate is subject only to extraction and working processes and does not need any additional treatment. The simplicity of its production process, which does not need any artificial materials, furnaces or chemical products, make it the sustainable alternative for any project.

SLATE IS ONE OF THE MOST ECOLOGICAL PRODUCTS FOR ROOFS AND CLADDING
NATURAL SLATE FITS IN WITH THE NEW SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION TRENDS
WE ARE LEADERS IN SEARCHING FOR NEW METHODS TO REDUCE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS

NATURAL SLATE | OUR ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY

CUPA PIZARRAS’ commitment to the environment shows in the products we make and sell, in the continuous improvements to our production processes and in the innovative construction solutions we have designed, that feature a clear focus on reducing energy consumption and CO2 emissions.

We are specialists in producing an ecological material and are committed to developing construction solutions that boost the use of natural products.

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ISO 14001

CUPA PIZARRAS has ISO 14001 certification, specifically reflecting our environmental protection plan. We were pioneers in the natural slate sector in obtaining this certification and we continue to lead in the search for new methods to reduce the environmental impact of our business.

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DAPc® certification

The Environmental Construction Product Declaration (DAPc®) is an eco-labelling programme focusing on the transparency through which we commit to improving our production processes.

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FDES® certification

The French FDES Environment and Health Declarations are standardised documents that analyse the complete life cycle of our products and certify their low environmental impact.

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Water recycling

Natural slate needs a certain level of moisture to permit extraction and for the manual working process. We have created closed circuits that enable us to reuse water, so reducing consumption to a minimum.

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Restoration of quarries

We at CUPA PIZARRAS are leaders in our initiatives to restore quarries. As the extraction of natural slate does not require the use of environmentally unfriendly products, once the reserves of slate have been exhausted, the quarry can be restored by hydroseeding native plants, so ensuring natural recovery of the local flora and fauna.

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Marine transport

We at CUPA PIZARRAS understand that a significant part of the pollution caused is generated on transporting the product to our distributors. For this reason, over 60% of our production already uses ship transport, which is cleaner and more efficient.