The first interior fit-out products and materials, assessed by Grigoriou Interiors on behalf of the RICS, that have been awarded the SKA Product Compliant Label are:
|Earthborn||Earthborn Ecopro Matt Emulsion||Eco-friendly, water-based, indoor paint.|
|Carnegie||Xorel Bio Strie 6423||Fabric wallcovering|
|Carnegie||Xorel Bio Dash 6603||Fabric wallcovering|
|Carnegie||Xorel Bio Nexus 6425||Fabric wallcovering|
|Carnegie||Xorel Bio Veneer 6925||Fabric wallcovering|
|Shaw Contract Group||Sculpt EcoWorx 5T007||Tufted carpet tile|
|Shaw Contract Group||Reverse EcoWorx 5T069||Tufted carpet tile|
|Shaw Contract Group||Ingrain EcoWorx 59339||Tufted carpet tile|
Full details of all products and materials that have been awarded the SKA Product Compliant Label will be updated monthly on the RICS website and SKA Product Compliant web page. This new identity and labeling scheme will make it easier for designers and specifiers to search and find sustainable products and materials to use in their fit-out projects, saving considerable time and hassle.
Compliant products can also be listed on the online directory Specifinder which is currently the only online directory with a SKA Compliant search function.
SKA Rating is an environmental assessment tool for the design and delivery of fit-out and refurbishment projects. The tool is operated by the RICS and is designed to help landlords, tenants and their project teams assess fit-out projects against a set of sustainability good practice criteria. It is estimated that 11% of UK construction spending is on fit-outs and that buildings may have 30-40 fit-outs during their lifecycle. See here for more information.
SKA Product Compliant Label
A large proportion of SKA Rating Good Practice Measures encourage the specification of products and materials with good environmental performance. Launched in 2014, the SKA Rating Product Compliance Label was set up to help SKA Rating accredited assessors, specifiers and manufacturers by providing a simple way to identify products and materials that meet individual SKA Rating criteria.
Grigoriou Interiors was appointed by RICS in 2013 to develop the product labelling scheme. We are a long standing RICS SKA Rating Development Partner for the Office, Retail and Higher Education schemes, which means that – in addition to our design expertise – we are also at the heart of the latest industry developments and initiatives regarding sustainability in fit-out. Our passion for SKA Rating together with our involvement in and support of the initiative has been instrumental in bringing the system into effect, both in the UK and internationally.