Ritec International, pioneers of the ClearShield Eco-System™ for the renovation, ‘non-stick’ protection and maintenance of glass, is now able to claim products in the System are ‘green’ after successfully attaining Singapore Green Building Product (SGBP) approval.

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Awarded by the Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC), its SGBP scheme is regarded as one of the key standards and benchmarks for green building products in the building and construction industry. As such, the SGBP is well recognised under the Green Mark Scheme, Singapore’s national green building rating tool administered by the Building and Construction Authority (BCA).

The Singapore Green Building Product Certification Scheme was launched by the Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC) in September 2010 to support the BCA Green Mark Scheme, and help the building industry move towards sustainability. The certification provides consumers, building industry stakeholders, and government procurement system a listing of assessed and certified green building products in the following categories: Mechanical, Electrical, Facade and Roof System, Concrete and Structural, Interior System, Finishes, Recycled Material, and Renewable Energy.

To be awarded SGBP’s green building product status, Ritec’s ClearShield® formulations exported to the region were assessed on their environmental properties and performance through a comprehensive list of criteria covering the five key areas of Energy Efficiency, Water Efficiency, Resource Efficiency, Health & Environmental Protection and Other Green Features.

The assessed Ritec ClearShield® products were ultimately awarded with a two tick ‘Very Good’ rating. Obtaining the SGBP label of approval means these products are assured of their superior environmental performance benchmarked against current industrial standards.

Mr Martin Burkett, Ritec International’s Production Manager, project managed the entire application process and was extremely happy with the outcome, commenting: ‘‘Achieving green product certification for two of Ritec’s premium products underlines the savings that can be made, not only to the customer as a direct cost saving on maintenance, but also towards the environmental benefits of using Ritec’s ClearShield protection. Being awarded this certification is something Ritec and I are proud to be a part of.’’