ASBP – The Alliance For Sustainable Building Products

Bereco are a proud member of the Alliance For Sustainable Building Products demonstrating diversity and commitment to sustainability.

The Alliance for Sustainable Building Products (ASBP) are all about products; the physical stuff we build with. They champion products that are better for us and the environment as well as those companies prepared to push the boundaries of sustainability.

Membership is exclusive and organisations are pre-determined to meet strict criteria which demonstrates a distinctly high level of sustainability. With an ethos of ‘products, planet, and people’ the ASBP promote products that are better for us and the environment as well as companies prepared to push the boundaries.

Bereco are proud to be one of just over 60 members across all sectors comprising building product manufacturers and distributors, specifiers, designers, contractors, public interest and sustainability organisations, and other building practitioners to have demonstrated this diversity and commitment to sustainability.

Sustainability

The ASBP believe that good decision making requires an informed and holistic approach. Products that are low embodied carbon, natural, non-toxic and healthy in use are preferred. We support the development of robust well governed standards and decision making tools to enable better specification and procurement.

We are passionate about wood and the natural benefits this brings. With research showing that we feel discernibly happier when we are surrounded by nature, natural materials such as wood are fundamental to creating calm, relaxed, more mindful spaces which is crucial to our wellbeing. Bereco are the only timber window and door company to use only FSC® 100% certified slow grown softwood and hardwood, representing our dedication to producing natural and sustainable timber windows and doors.

Health & Wellbeing

The ASBP believe that the best buildings are life enhancing and support our physical and mental health. Great design and healthy products enable delivery of a healthy internal environment – meaning good indoor air quality, natural lighting as well as excellent thermal and acoustic comfort. They showcase best practice, inform good design and champion healthy products.

Bereco timber windows and doors have been designed to incorporate acoustic glazing with decibel ratings up to 46dB and with recent studies identifying a correlation between environmental noise and serious health issues including dementia, this level of noise insulation in the home is proven to promote health and wellbeing and reduce the risk of strokes and heart disease.

Resource Efficiency

The ASBP believe that we can make better use of resources in the built environment to deliver low carbon buildings. They champion products that better deliver the aspiration of the circular economy.

Bereco wooden windows and doors actually store and save carbon which means that they are helping to prevent global warming. Since 2003, Bereco have supplied over 190,000 wooden windows and doors saving just under 49million kgCO2e, the equivalent of taking over 16,000 cars off our roads. We are proud to have our windows and doors featured in the Princes Natural House at the BRE Innovation Park which was designed with natural materials to stringent low carbon targets and is the perfect example of a low carbon, sustainable home which retains traditional features.

Want to know what is in PVC windows?

This report published by ASBP exposes the toxicity of the material and details the effects this has on our health and the ecosystem. Within the report, the ASBP conclude that it is clear that the ramifications of the selection of uPVC is of great impact to both our health and that of the ecosystem as a whole.

Download the full report – ASBP Document: What’s in my PVC Window Frame?