In Kaarina there has been made Finnish construction history by building the first private house marked with a Nordic Ecolabel. Siparila’s fully finished exterior cladding panels were chosen to soften the look of the stone house. The stone facade was softened with nail-free Topcoat exterior cladding in 172 mm wide Topcoat-V and -W profiles. The panels were treated with water-borne house paint in natural Roasted Wheat tone.
The Nordic Ecolabel speaks objectively about the environmental friendliness of products – without forgetting product safety and quality. It leads to responsible and more environmentally friendly consumption. In practice, obtaining the Nordic Ecolabel means maintaining a strict material log. Construction requires precision and knowledge from both builders and contractors. Each solid building material must meet certain standards required by the Nordic Ecolabel. For example, exterior cladding panels and interior panels do not have their own product group within the Nordic Ecolabel, so for each product, the suitability as the material of the object must be verified separately. The Nordic Ecolabel requires that wood products on the list of prohibited tree species have not been used in the building. In addition, 70% of the timber must be FSC or PEFC certified. Impregnated wood must not be used on site. The regulations apply to roof chairs, frame, lower floor, panels and facade.