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SonaSpray K-13 grey in London workspace for Global NGO. BW Workplace Experts, TP Bennett and Tom Green Photography

sustainable acoustic solutions for any building interior

Our SonaSpray range of acoustic decorative finishes boast class-leading environmental credentials, contributing to some of the world’s more stringent sustainability, VOC and wellbeing certification systems.

SonaSpray environmental benefits include

  • Achieves M1 certification as Low Emitting Building Material, GreenGuard Gold, Cradle to Cradle and satisfies many features under the WELL Building Standard.
  • Contributes towards many sustainable design and health certification systems, including BREEAM, SKA and Living Building Challenge.
  • Adds up to 17 points towards the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating of a project.
  • Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) available to ISO 14025.
  • Effectively lowers the carbon footprint of a building project by sequestering rich stores of carbon for the life of the structure or application.
  • Installed by expert ISO-14001 certified Oscar teams.
  • Made of fire treated, recycled paper and other rapidly renewable natural resources.

carbon neutral accreditation

We have committed ourselves to achieving Net Zero emissions by 2050 as part of our efforts to combat rising global temperatures. As a Carbon Neutral business, we have already showcased our green credentials by offsetting our entire operation’s carbon emissions, but now we’re taking the next steps to eliminate our emissions completely.

Read more about our environmental statement here.

Working with Positive Planet, we’ve established science-based targets (SBTs) and initiatives that will help us as we transition. To fulfil our goals we will have to reduce our absolute carbon emissions by at least 90%, or reduce our carbon emissions to less than one tonne per employee (depending on which we can achieve first). Through forward-thinking and long-term planning, we’re determined to do our bit to meet the terms of the Paris Agreement.

SonaSpray K-13 grey in London workspace for Global NGO. BW Workplace Experts, TP Bennett & Tom Green Photography

class leading sustainable acoustic solutions

SonaSpray sustainable acoustic finishes are M1 Classified (the best classification possible) as Low Emitting Building Materials, are compliant with CDPH/ CA Section 01350 and are GREENGUARD Gold Certified for Indoor Air Quality. GREENGUARD Gold Products are now confirmed to show compliance with BREEAM rating system HEA Indoor Air Quality and ensure that a product has met some of the world’s most rigorous and comprehensive standards for low emissions of VOC’s into indoor air. The range is also covered by an Environmental Product Declaration in accordance with ISO 14025 and meets the requirements of the Living Building Challenge and LEED.

SonaSpray K-13 Special in 20 Water Street. Fit out by Tétris. Jonathan Banks Photography.

WELL building standard

SonaSpray contributes towards satisfying many features under the WELL Building Standard®: an international performance-based system for measuring, certifying and monitoring features of the built environment that impact human health and wellbeing, through air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort and mind, with a mission to improve human health and wellbeing through the built environment.

And there is no finer reference for our spray applied products than Delos, the company that founded the WELL Building Standard using SonaSpray fcx throughout their new HQ. The architects Gensler recommended the product to the client’s specification team who were looking for materials with very specific environmental qualities. As you would expect, this building is built to the very highest standard of WELL and to achieve LEED v4 Platinum and Living Building Challenge certification.

Oscar Acoustics SonaSpray K-13 grey throughout Radius Payment Solutions office breakout areas. Credit to SpaceInvader Interior Design, Overbury and SG Photography.

raw and renewable ingredients

The SonaSpray range is made from rapidly renewable resources that sequester carbon, reducing the amount of harmful greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere.

Cellulose, the primary raw ingredient of SonaSpray, contains wood, cotton and other rapidly renewable natural resources. These materials can effectively lower the carbon footprint of the building project by sequestering rich stores of carbon for the life of the structure or application.

Product quality and consistency is also of major importance so is under continual development. When using new materials, it is easy to control this but recycled content has to be the priority. In order to control this, SonaSpray is manufactured by ICC to ISO 9001 and is installed using an Oscar Acoustics four stage quality assurance plan.

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UK’s greenest project case study uses SonaSpray

The SonaSpray range has been included in some of the UK’s greenest projects, including The Enterprise Centre at the University of East Anglia, which was dubbed by the press as ‘the UK’s Greenest Building’, achieved Passivhaus standard, BREEAM outstanding rating and 31 accolades including RIBA Sustainable Project of The Year, BREEAM Awards Best Education Project and Passivhaus Trust Award.

ISO 14001 certified

We have taken steps to reduce our environmental impact and demonstrate our commitment to protecting the environment by achieving ISO 14001 certification. ISO 14001 is a standard under which independent auditors test the effectiveness of an organisation’s environmental management systems. Attaining the accreditation means we have proven we follow and comply with recognised international standards and operate in an environmentally sustainable manner.

The assessment process is rigorous and encompasses every aspect of the business. In order to be compliant with the criteria to achieve the standard, we have defined and set environmental objectives and assigned roles, responsibilities and authorities throughout the company to help achieve them. By implementing a quality management system we can identify, control and record the organisation’s environmental aspects and related impacts.

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