MEG panels are composed of 60-70% cellulose fiber and 30-40% thermosetting resins, free from asbestos and heavy metals. MEG panels do not release any gases, vapors, solvents or fluids into the environment and are not harmful to one’s health. MEG has a positive life cycle assessment (LCA) based on standard ISO 14040 series, which aims to determine a product's impact on the environment by taking into account the materials and energy used, and emissions released, in all stages of the product's life including manufacturing, fabrication, and disposal of scrapped product.
Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, the LEED program was designed to support architects, builders and other industry leaders in their development of high performance, “green” commercial buildings and residential homes. Recognized worldwide, LEED certification provides third-party verification that structures are built with an eye towards conservation and efficiency and is the industry gold standard for green building. MEG Inc has always been focused on using environmentally-friendly materials in developing MEG panels and delivering an exterior panel that maximizes a building’s energy efficiency. Use of MEG panels may contribute points to LEED projects.
The mission of the Forest Stewardship Council A.C. (FSC) is to promote environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world's forests. MEG Inc products can be ordered with FSC chain-of-custody documentation upon request. Using FSC-certified MEG panels may also contribute points for buildings seeking LEED certification.
The GREENGUARD Certification Program™
The GREENGUARD Certification Program™ is administered by GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI), an industry-independent non-profit organization whose mission is to improve public health and quality of life by helping manufacturers build better and safer products. The high pressure laminate that comprises MEG panels is GREENGUARD Certified, meaning that it doesn’t “off gas” when used indoors. Though MEG panels are designed to be used exteriorly, there are occasions when MEG panels are used on the interior. We build MEG panels with low-emitting materials and products to ensure air quality, both internal and external, is not compromised.